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The Passing of Neil Smyth

November 2nd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


We regret to inform you that our dear friend and club member Neil Cornelius Smyth passed away last night around midnight on November 1st, 2011. More details will be posted here when they become available.  (You may click on the photo to enlarge it.)

Click here to view Neil’s USATT Hall of Fame induction article.

There will be a service on Monday in San Diego, and another later in the week in Las Vegas. This link contains the information, and a guest book to sign: Neil’s Guestbook & Funeral Service Info

(Info from Carl Danner)

  1. jene alan
    November 8th, 2011 at 7:12pm | #1

    Neil was an inspiration to me…his friendliness & enthusiasm were admirable!!!

  2. Rodel Valdoria
    November 9th, 2011 at 1:30pm | #2

    We will cherish the memories of Mr. Neil Smyth forever. He had a life well lived.
    He was a great friend and a very wonderful person. It was a great pleasure and a privilege for all of us knowing him and having fun with him in playing Table Tennis.
    He was always a humble-fighter and a champion. We will miss him a lot.

    From his friends in South Bay Table Tennis Club, Chula Vista, CA
    Ramon, Emil, Ben, Mario, Rodel, Emeline, Daniel, Dennis, Danny, Mel, Jojo, Marissa, Ernest, Rey, Ray, Elli, Espinosa, Jim, and Ibay.

  3. Sai Kwok
    November 10th, 2011 at 1:47pm | #3

    Neil’s ethusiasm for the game and competitive spirit for the sport never failed to amaze me. RIP (with a racket)

  4. Jason Bee
    May 27th, 2013 at 7:20pm | #4

    Neil Smyth was a friend of mine. I have not lived in San Diego for ten years and since I am moving back shortly I just learned about his passing. I miss him and remember the time we did have together fondly. His life was indeed well lived and I admire him in many ways. I hope his wife Jane is doing well.