Renowned Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design Founder, Walter E. Smithe Jr., dies at 86

Renowned Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design Founder, Walter E. Smithe Jr., dies at 86

Walter E. Smithe Jr., the founder of the well-known Chicago-area furniture company, died on Wednesday, his family announced.

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Walter E. Smithe Jr., the company’s founder, passes away at age 86.

The renowned Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design was founded by Walter E. Smithe, Jr., who passed away this week. He was 86. According to his family, Smithe passed away peacefully on Sunday with his wife of 64 years, Florence Flynn Smithe, by his side.

Oct. 21 will see a wake at the Ryan-Parke funeral home in Park Ridge, and Oct. 22 will see a funeral Mass at St. Paul of the Cross Church in Park Ridge.

Walter E. Smithe Jr. Age, Family, Early Life

Walter E. Smithe was born in 1936(86 years old). He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. His actual birth date and Zodiac sign are unknown.

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Walter E. Smithe was born on the Northwest Side in Belmont Central to Margaret Slifka and Walter E. Smithe Sr.

Walter E. Smithe Jr. Wife, What about his Children?

The couple moved to Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana after Smithe wed Florence in 1958. There, he served in the Army, attained the rank of captain, and developed into an authority in the then-emerging field of computers. Walter E. Smithe was survived by his wife, seven children, sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Walter E. Smithe Jr. Career, What was his profession?

After serving in the Army and working for General Electric and IBM, Walter E. Smithe started his career in the family’s furniture business in 1967. After his father Walter E. Smithe, Sr., and co-founder Bill Shanahan left the business, which was then known as Smithe and Shanahan, he joined it. In the end, Shanahan quit, and the company was acquired by the Smithe family. In Chicagoland, Smithe Jr. is credited with creating “the concept of custom order furniture,” which later served as the basis for Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design.

According to his family, Smithe joined the company in 1967 and, using his computer expertise, helped establish the idea of custom-order furniture in the Chicago region. This served as the company’s starting point. Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design The business now has ten locations spread out throughout the city and suburbs.

How much is  Walter E. Smithe Jr. Net Worth?

However, we don’t have any specific information about Walter E. Smithe Jr.’s net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Walter E. Smithe graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in 1958.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Walter E. Smithe Jr. is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Walter E. Smithe Jr.’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Walter E. Smithe Jr.’s should be known

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried