On February 14, 2001. Joseph Percy Smyth was born May 24, 1907 in Brooklyn to Katharine Stoothoff Eldert Smyth and the Rev. Joseph Percy Smyth, an Espiscopal minister. He was graduated from St. Paul's School, Garden City; Columbia College, Columbia University, NY with an A.B. degree (1930); and Brooklyn Law School with an L.L.B. (1934). 1935-1937 he worked for Cullen and Dyckman, attorneys, Brooklyn. In 1944 he joined the legal department of Sacony Vacuum, now called Mobil Oil Company. He later went into private practice in Manhattan. He served for fifteen years on the Associate Vestry of St. Bartholomew's Church, where he was married to Virginia Gibbs, 1938. His marriage ended in divorce in 1967. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Society, President of the Society of Colonial Wars, and a member of the New York Social Register. He is survived by three children and five grandchildren. One grandchild predeceased him. A memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, 50th St and Park Ave on Monday, February 26th at 4:30PM. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Bartholomew's Church, 109 East 50 St, New York, NY 10022.