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Captain Paul J. Smith Jr., U.S. Navy ret., of Mathews, Va., born April 15, 1930, passed away on July 11, 2014.

He is survived by his children, Valerie, Craig and Keith.

A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, in New York, Captain Smith served for 27 years in the Navy and for 24 years in the maritime industry, where he held a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited

Master’s License.

The Mass of the Resurrection was held on July 15 at the Church of Francis de Sales in Mathews. Burial will be with full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia later this summer.

The family requests donations in memory of our father to be made to Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109.