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In Memoriam: Helen Smorgans, 1922 - 2011

November 2, 2011

INDIAN LAKE, NY – Former fleet manager for Johnson & Johnson Helen M. Smorgans passed away on Monday, Oct. 24. She was 89.

Smorgans began her career in fleet in 1964. She managed fleets for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Corporate and 10 other J&J companies, which involved managing approximately 1,500 vehicles throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. She was the co-founder of the NAFA New Jersey Chapter, acted as its chairperson, and served on the National Board of Governors for NAFA. She was inducted into Automotive Fleet magazine’s Fleet Hall of Fame in 2009.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Walter Smorgans; one daughter, Barbara Smorgans Marshall and her husband, Roger Marshall, of Burlington, Vt.; and one son, Walter M. Smorgans and his wife, Cindy, of Cambridge, Vt.

In accordance with Smorgans’ wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled. A memorial service will be held at a future date.

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