Henry R. Smoke, Jr.

Published 12:14 pm Monday, December 13, 2021

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WhiteLake, MI– Henry R. Smoke, Jr., age 88, of White Lake, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021, at his home. Left to cherish his memory are Therese, his loving wife of 60 years; his three children: Mary Therese (Gary) Pilarski; Anne Marie (Bailey Matsuda) Smoke; and Rick (Amy) Smoke; and his three grandchildren: John Pilarski, Hannah (Jake Asbury) Pilarski, and Thomas (Julia Anderson) Pilarski.

In 1986 Henry and Therese move to North Carolina to enjoy their retirement. They returned to Michigan in 2015 to be close to family.

Henry loved fishing and bird watching. He was an active ten-year volunteer at The North Carolina Arboretum where he was honored for his service. Henry cherished his time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by many.

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Henry was preceded in death byhis parents Henry Roman Smoke, Sr. and Florence (Kozlowski) Smoke, and his brother, Bruno Smoke, II.

A Memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake, Michigan 48386.  Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the World Wildlife Federation, the Audubon Society, or the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Anne Smoke

White Lake, MI