Jan Edward Smith '69 '72

Jan Edward Smith, 74, Glen Allen, VA (formerly of New City, NY) died on September 1, 2012. He was born in Peoria, Illinois, on November 30, 1937, and in his early years attended school in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his education in New York when his family moved from Chicago to New York City. 

He served in the United States Navy from 1956 through 1960. He began classes as an evening student while working a demanding full-time job at IBM. He was elected as Vice President of the evening students in 1968. He earned a BS in Math in 1969, a MS in Industrial Engineering in 1972, and a MS in Computer Science in 1985 from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. 

Jan worked for IBM for 32 plus years primarily in New York locations, retiring in 1993. He then started a programming consulting business and continued working for an additional 10 years, finally retiring in 2003. His passions were his family, reading technical materials and The New York Times, education, listening to modern jazz, being an amateur artist, color, and all things New York.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Harriet Hazel Smith, his daughters Sharon (Shanley W. Davis) of Henrico, VA, and Stacey (J. Eric Barnes) or Aliso Viejo, CA, a grandson (Stanley), and three granddaughters (Sydney, Mallory, and Nathalie).