DELRAY BEACH — Marcus W. Smith, 82, of Delray Beach, Florida and Prouts Neck, Maine, died peacefully on Feb. 27. He is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Alexandra White Smith, his five children and their spouses: Marcus W. Smith Jr. of New Canaan, Conn., Christopher H. Smith of Denver, Colo., Mary Deborah Smith Janeck of St. Helena, Calif., Jeffrey C. Smith of Locust Valley, N.Y., Peter S. Smith of New York City, nine grandchildren, and three stepchildren: Alexandra S. Maurer of Freeport, Maine, Anita S. Pellet of Wilson, Wyo., and Robert E. Strawbridge IV of San Francisco, and six step-grandchildren. In addition, Mr. Smith is survived by his older sister, Mary Elizabeth Smith Brennan, and older brother Brewster Holmes Smith.
Mr. Smith was born in Pontiac, Mich., on March 29, 1934. He graduated from Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1952, and Dartmouth College in 1956. He was a member of the board of trustees at University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe, Mich., from 1976-1984. Mr. Smith was president of Smith-Morris Corp. from 1965-1985. He was the director of alumni (New York, New Jersey, and New England) for Fairview Recovery Services.
Mr. Smith was a trustee and vice-president of the Prouts Neck Association, commissioner of roads and police, treasurer of the Charles E. Thomas Memorial Library, committee member of the St. James Episcopal Church, and chairman of the Post Office (Prouts Neck). He was on the board of the Crossroads Club and the C.R.C. Recovery Foundation, both in Delray Beach. Mr. Smith taught the Haitian children at Paul’s Place in Delray Beach.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Gulf Stream Bath and Tennis Club and the Little Club, both in Gulf Stream, the Prouts Neck Country Club in Maine, and the Yondotega Club in Detroit.
Memorial services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Florida on March 8 at 4 p.m., and St. James Episcopal Church, Prouts Neck, Maine, on July 8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Crossroads Club, 1700 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL 33445.
— Submitted by the family