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Laurence Maxwell Smets

1949 ~ 2019 (age 70)


Laurence Maxwell Smets of Arivaca Arizona died on October 1, 2019.  He was born in Augusta, Maine on April 15, 1949.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served 3 tours in Vietnam, returning home with a bullet lodged in his knee for over 30 years.  A commercial lobsterman and world traveler, who loved the water, animals, family and  friends.  He was also an avid story teller and known by many as Riley.
He is survived by his daughters, grandchildren, sister and brother.

A graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery has been postponed by the family and will update once a new date is established. 

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