Jack W. Smith, 83, a former research director for the Logistics Management Institute, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 26 at
Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va.
Mr. Smith was born in McAllen, Tex., and moved to Washington with his family in the 1930s. He graduated from the old Central
High School, where he had a dance band, and attended the University of Maryland before graduating from George Washington
During World War II, he worked at the Navy's Bureau of Ships and later at the old National Bureau of Standards as an electronics
engineer. He was employed by the Navy from 1956 to 1966 in a variety of positions. He moved to the National Center for
Education Statistics in 1966 for two years, then joined LMI, where he worked until 1988.
He enjoyed writing patents and held several himself in the fields of music and sound. He coordinated a science and philosophy
lecture series on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Mr. Smith also was a small-boat racing sailor, a member of the Unitarian group
of the Eastern Shore and a baritone with the Salisbury Peninsulaires barbershop quartet.
His marriage to Clara Tepfer ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ernestine Smith of Belle Haven, Va.; two children from his first marriage, Robert G. Smith
of Baltimore and James S. Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three children from his second marriage, Paul Reed Smith of Annapolis,
Charles Smith Kertay of Morenci, Ariz., and Ann Marie Chiasson of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister; 13 grandchildren; and two