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Stockton  Newbold Smith

Obituary for Stockton Newbold Smith

August 12, 1954 - August 19, 2018
Villanova, Pennsylvania | Age 64

Beloved Husband, Father, Stepfather and Brother



Mr. Smith, born August 12, 1954, passed away in his Villanova, PA home surrounded by his family on Sunday afternoon, August 19, 2018, at the age of 64.

A graduate of Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA; The Hill School in Pottstown, PA; and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA with a degree in
aeronautical engineering, Mr. Smith began his career as an aviator in the United States Navy.

Ultimately rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, he attended the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School (popularly known as TOPGUN) in San Diego, CA, served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz, and piloted the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk and the Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

He closed out his military service with a stint in the United States Naval Reserve, concurrently with civilian duties as First Officer aboard the McDonnell Douglas
MD-80, for American Airlines. Mr. Smith concluded his flying career as the CEO of Atlantic Aviation, a private flight services firm in Delaware founded by his
grandfather, Henry B. duPont.

A lifelong avid yachtsman, the Pennsylvania native skippered his 44-foot sloop Weather Gauge to victory in numerous East Coast races - primarily centered
around his family's summer haven of Mount Desert Island, ME - and, in his youth, accompanied his late father E. Newbold Smith on the latter's yacht Reindeer to the far reaches of the Arctic, setting a world record for northernmost journey by private sailboat.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Priscilla H. Smith; elder sister Eleuthera Grassi; younger brother Henry B. Smith; sons Michael, Alexander, and William; his sister-in-law Andrea D. Smith (widow of his late brother Lewis duP Smith); his stepchildren Philippa K. Eindhoven and P. Augustus Klipstein; and numerous
nephews and nieces. His funeral will take place Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at the Episcopal Church of The Redeemer, 230 Pennswood Rd., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

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