In Memory of
Frank James Smyth
1926 ~ September 24, 2018
Frank James Smyth, 91, of Hazlet, New Jersey,
passed away peacefully on Monday, September 24, 2018 at
Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey,
surrounded by his loving family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Matilda
Smyth and his dear brothers, Albert and George. Frank is
survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 66 years,
Helen (Yurecko) Smyth, his loving sons, Robert M. Smyth
of Clinton, New Jersey, Kevin P. Smyth and his wife,
Mary Beth Witkowski-Smyth of Tinton Falls, New Jersey,
and his cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Dylan,
Timothy, and Elizabeth, along with his much-loved
nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Frank will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Frank was born on October 12, 1926, and raised in
Newark, New Jersey. On October 11, 1952, Frank and
Helen, were married and began their life together in
Hillside, New Jersey, before settling in Hazlet in 1957
where they raised their family and have resided for the
last 61 years. Frank was employed by the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey for over 40 years, rising
through the ranks and retiring as Manager of the Holland
Tunnel. Frank, while working full-time, received a
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Seton
Hall University, and a Masters Degree in Planning and
Management from NYU.
Frank served for three and a half years on the original
planning board, and was instrumental in the creation of
the Master Plan for the township of Raritan before it
became Hazlet Township. He was also a proud United
States Navy Veteran, having served two separate
enlistments during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America and
served as Scout Master and Assistant Scout Master for
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shore Point
Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State
Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. In
respect of Frank's wishes, he will be privately
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on
Saturday morning, September 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St.
Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road,
Holmdel, New Jersey 07730. Military honors will be
offered directly following the conclusion of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Frank
to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
www.stjude.org, would be greatly appreciated. For
information, directions, or to send condolences to the
family, please visit,