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Joseph Ephriam Smith

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Dr. Joe Ephriam Smith died Wednesday, August 22, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Hahnemann University Hospital of congestive heart failure. He was a national leader in Hospital Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education and until he retired, was formerly Director of Pharmacy Service at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

He was born January 29, 1934, in Connelly Springs, North Carolina, to Margaret Parilee (Arney) Smith and Guy Rupert Smith

Joe is survived by his partner, Anne Schwartz, and godchild Jay Ackerman, of Philadelphia, his sister Naomi Smith Weaver of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and his brother Douglas R. Smith of San Antonio, Texas.

As were his wishes, a graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Connelly Springs, North Carolina, on September 1, at 11:00 a.m. The service is open to the public. A memorial service will be held at The Watermark in Philadelphia at a later date.