Memorial service for Chris Smith set for June 24 in Taylor

June 21,

2006 Memorial service for Chris Smith set for June 24 in Taylor

The public is invited to join Michigan officials, family and friends of Christopher E. Smith, the late chairman of the Michigan 15th Congressional District Democratic Organization, at a memorial service honoring his life at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, at UAW Region 1A, 9650 Telegraph Road, Taylor.

Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI 15), Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano and Mark Brewer, chariman of the Michigan Democratic Party are among those who will be honoring Smith at the memorial service.

Smith died June 10, 2006, at Henry Ford Hospital due to complications of cancer. He is survived by his wife Alyce, five children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The longtime Lincoln Park resident served as the chairman of the 15th Congressional District Democratic Organization and, before redistricting in 2002, the 16th Congressional District for 32 years.

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