Jay R. Smith, 92, chairman of the board and former president of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. from 1942 to 1978, died of natural causes at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 28. His legacy lives on with his family, in the company that bears his name, and the employees and representatives that mourn his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, children Jay L. Smith II, Geraldine L. Smith, Bruce W. Smith, and Dwight D. Smith, grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Smith's memory to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc., 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (phone 561-848-5200 or 888-848-5200).