Harold L. Smith Jr., 82, of Amherst, a retired French professor, died Nov. 13 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
A U.S. citizen born in Antwerp, Belgium, he attended Swarthmore College, and Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He joined the faculty in 1956 and retired in 1990.
His wife, Jean (Cupitt) Smith, died in 1981. He leaves two sons, Douglas N. Smith of South Hadley and Gregory N. Smith of Amherst and two grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 168 Industrial Dr., Northampton 01060.