Donald Willits Smith

04/01/2016 2:03 PM |

Donald Willits Smith of Greenport died March 24 at the age of 89. 

Raised in Glen Cove, he graduated from Friends Academy in 1944 and from Swarthmore College in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in engineering. He earned a Master of Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1951.

Mr. Smith worked for Levitt & Sons, and then joined the consulting engineering firm of Andrews & Clark in 1952 where he worked until 1989, retiring as president of the firm. Major design projects during his professional career included the Long Island Expressway, the Meadowbrook Parkway, Sunken Meadow State Park, and the 1964 to 1965 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadow.

Mr. Smith served on the boards of Friends Academy, Friends World College, the Village of East Williston, Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County, Peconic Land Trust and the Brecknock Hall Foundation. He was raised in the Friends Meeting in Matinecock, and was active in the Friends Meeting in Westbury prior to moving to Greenport.

He is survived by Jane Ann Smith, his wife of 66 years, of Greenport; his children Scott Smith of Astoria, Doug Smith of Kensington, Md, and Martha Smith of Glen Cove; and six grandchildren.

 

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