LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Alan Smith, 39-year veteran in the pest management industry, passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 13 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Smith spent the past 14 years with Cooper Pest Solutions in Lawrenceville. While at Cooper, Smith headed the firm’s termite teams and was a regional manager.
Graduating from The Ohio State University in 1975 with an undergraduate degree in entomology, Smith worked with Robert and Judy Dold for 25 years as the general manager for their Cochnower Pest Control office in Lafayette, Ind.
Smith is survived by his wife, Dee, his daughter Johanna, his son Cameron and daughter-in-law, Lauren.
If you wish to make a donation in his name, the family has two suggestions: Al and Dee were history buffs and attended the Sig Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture series in Brockport, N.Y. During his time in the Midwest, Smith was a dedicated member of the Indiana Pest Management Association, attending the annual meetings at Purdue University for more than 20 years and serving as its president in 1984. Donation information for both organizations is listed below
Sig Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture
The Fund for Brockport State University of New York
350 Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2926
The Indiana Pest Management Association Memorial Scholarship
(Checks can be made out to the name above, with “Honoring Al Smith” in the memo line)
Dr. Gary Bennett
Purdue University Dept. of Entomology
901 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907