Wayne Smith

Profile Updated: July 25, 2014
Residing In: Chicago, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Jillette (Stolp)
Occupation: Consulting
Children: Jill and I have two boys, Wayne and Christopher, and five grandchilderen (2 boys, 3 girls). We all live More…within 20 minutes of each other in suburbs just west of Chicago. Our oldest granddaughter just had a baby boy in November (2013) so now Jill and I are great grandparents, wow!

Jill and I moved to Chicago just after graduating HS (Jill, some of you may recall, went to the dreaded Hazelwood) to attend Northwestern in Evanston.

What an adventure we have been on.

I often think of many of you and the teachers and staff at Pattonville.

School Story:

Latin class with Mrs. Johnson. She was passionate and brilliant.

Senior Trip to NY/Washington, I started keeping a diary (my first blog). Hi-jinks ensued. This was really my first big encounter with the "outside world".

I loved the sports and the teams and the competition. Those experiences taught me much about life and the nature of the world. Coaches Houston and Holley influenced me in many ways.

Seeing Mr. Eaton in his play "You can't take it with you". I started in photography then and took some pictures for the Pattonville newspaper/yearbook (or, something). His classes were always an entertaining and interesting smorgasbord of ideas, stories, humor, and insight.

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Wayne Smith has left an In Memory comment for David Headen.
Sep 29, 2020 at 10:25 AM

Dave was a good friend during our school years. His easy humor and smile seemed to always lift my spirits. A good soul.

Wayne Smith has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Mar 22, 2018 at 4:33 PM

A remarkable mind nestled in a funny, intelligent, unorthodox, and caring person. Kurt was one of my best friends. I can still see him squinting through his glasses, lips pursed, eager to wade in and join the fray. He would not approve of me being overly "mushy", so let me simply say, you'll be missed, man. Sorely missed. 

Wayne Smith has left an In Memory comment for Jane Smith Boyd.
Sep 01, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I just saw this sad news today.

Jane was a friend and classmate. She brought her unorthodox take on life to every situation. She pushed me to think more deeply about almost everything. Her lanky frame, her outgoing manner, her willingness to help, her genuine-ness was to me even then remarkable. She had a way of forcing me to see all sides of tough situations. Plus, she seemed to me anyway to do or be part of virtually every school function---plays, skits, teacher-student events, especially sporting events. And, of course, there was her laughter.

I remember at one point when we were seniors thinking how accomplished she was, mostly in her ability to engage anyone, regardless of role or eminence. She seemed fearless to me.

A generous, kind young woman who fell in love and later married another of my good friends in high school.

I know this is inexcusably late, but I just wanted to let the people who loved her now to know that there were others who loved her, in our own way, when she was just beginning her journey in life.

The world has lost a good soul.

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Jul 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Carol, congratulations on your 50th anniversary. Jill and I will celebrate our 50th this October. I have attached a snap of Jill, me, and our two boys Wayne (left) and Chris (right).

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