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Funeral and Memorial Information for NTA Friend Pat Smith

September 1, 2006

Funeral and Memorial Information for NTA Friend Pat Smith
Sept. 1, 2006 – Details of longtime NTA consultant Pat Smith’s funeral arrangements were made public this morning. Pat Smith died Aug. 27 in an airplane accident at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Smith was on Comair Flight 5191, which took off shortly after 6 a.m. and crashed into a wooded field a few seconds later. Visitation will be today, Sept. 1, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 299 Colony Blvd., Lexington. Funeral Mass will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Lexington Habitat for Humanity, with the blessing of Pat’s family, has set up an endowment fund in his memory. Mark Hoffmann, Sports Leisure Vacations (Sacramento, Calif.), and Jim Host (Lexington, Ky.) have each generously agreed to match the first $1,000 in donations from the NTA family. Checks should be sent to:

Pat Smith Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund
Lexington Habitat for Humanity
1260 Industry Road
Lexington, KY 40505

Please write "NTA Family" on the subject line of your check so that contributions can be tracked. Donor names will be provided to Jean Smith, Pat’s wife.

If you wish to send condolences to Jean, her home address is 138 Chenault Rd., Lexington, KY 40502.

Pat was on his way to Gulfport, Miss., to assist in the Kentucky-Mississippi Habitat Rebuilding Project there. For the past 20 years, he worked in Lexington and around the world as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. At the time of his death, Pat was a member of the Boards of Directors of Lexington Habitat for Humanity and of Habitat for Humanity International.

To read a news article about Pat’s work with Habitat for Humanity, click here.

The numerous e-mails of support and friendship that have been shared are just a small part of what makes the NTA family so strong. I think we will all agree with Jim Santini that "The major compensation I can find is that Pat has now found the divine Habitat for Humanity."

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