With sadness and our condolences to his immediate and extended family, we regret to inform you on the passing of a good friend and dedicated public servant.

EDWARD P. SMITH age 78 of Shorewood IL, formerly of Newark IL and originally of Downers Grove IL. Edward was employed with Downers Grove Township for 48 1/2 years. He started his career as a truck driver/highway maintainer and was promoted to foreman in 1974. In 1981 he was elected the Downers Grove Township Highway Commissioner. After being re-elected 6 times, and serving 28 years as Highway Commissioner, he retired in 2008. Beloved husband for 51 years to Josephine ( Coolidge ) Smith; loving father of Edward Jr. ( Stephanie ), Kathryn ( James ) Buczko, John, David, Peter ( Kristen ), Wilcott ( Stacey ) and Donald Smith; cherished grandfather of Samuel, Jacob, Kaelan, Cleo, Amelia and Wilcott: caring brother of the late Donald Smith; dear brother-in-law of Claude Coolidge, Max ( Jean ) Coolidge and Patricia Vasquez, and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday August 13, 2017 at the Toon Funeral Home 4920 Main Street Downers Grove, IL 60515 from 12-5P.M. funeral services will be Monday 10:30 A.M. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery Darien, IL. For information www.toonfuneralhome.com OR 630-968-0408

 

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