Alex Smyrychynski (Dad, PopPop, Kippy, Kip, Al) passed away on Thursday, May 16. Al was born on June 14, 1924, in Spring Valley, N.Y. He was drafted into WWII and served honorably in the European Theater for four years. After discharge, he returned to Lederle Laboratories, where he had worked since age 16, and from which he retired after 43 years. He and his wife, Lucille, raised their family in New City. In 1985, they retired to Caroga Lake, N.Y., and enjoyed golfing and socializing with a host of new and very dear friends.