It is with great sadness we advise you of the passing of our beloved member emeritus David J. A.Smith on January 2, 2015. David has been a member of CHS for more than 30 years, serving as president and many other volunteer capacities. Most notably, Mr. Smith was tireless in his devotion to raising funds for horticultural scholars and sharing his gardening knowledge with novices and professionals alike. David has a CHS Horticultural Scholarship designated in his honor that is awarded annually.
Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Horticultural Society (in honor of David J. A. Smith) c/o CHS, 2433 Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-2569.
A memorial service was Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00pm at St. Michael’s Church, 25 South Street, Litchfield. Kindly visit www.rowefuneralhome.net to send the family an online condolence. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=david-j-a-smith&pid=173723186&fhid=4345#sthash.rvFvcu22.dpuf
Our members shared these thoughts:
“(David) seemed truly immortal to many of us, and in the true spirit of CHS, he certainly is because of his extensive gardening knowledge that he shared with all of us, and also because of the many wonderful plants he shared with us and which we bought at the auction through the years. I will always cherish with fond memories of David’s primula ‘Wanda’, his lovely astilbes, and the yellow iris he said was no longer available in the trade. These are the plants that make our garden special – a garden full of many memories and plants from many special gardeners who have enriched our lives.”~ Nancy J.