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Walter J. Smith, Jr.

March 27, 1957 ~ April 5, 2021 (age 64)

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On Monday, April 5th, 2021, Walter Joseph Smith, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Washington, DC. Born on March 27th, 1957 in Bronx, NY to his late parents, Walter, Sr. and Julianne O’Conner Smith. Walter is survived by his siblings, Stephen M. Smith, Stacy Blye, Keely Buckholtz, his stepmother, Charlotte Burnett Smith, as well as multiple nephews, nieces and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Eileen Patricia Smith and Cynthia Lynne Campbell.

He was employed for 35 years by the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. Walter left this world with many fond memories of the friendships he made here.

Walter was fluent in ASL and had many friends in the deaf community. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, continuing to empower the deaf and hard of hearing students.

A celebration of life service is planned for some time in the near future.



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