HANOVER Leroy H. Smith, 83, entered into God's eternal care Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Hanover Hall Nursing Center. Leroy was the fiance of Julian Grote of Jefferson, and the loving husband of Dolores M. (Reed) Smith, who died December 22, 2003. Born March 18, 1931, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Geraldine E. (Heist) Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover, where he was on the ushering team, a lay leader, communion distributor, greeter, and a member of the property committee. Leroy was a 1949 graduate of Eichelberger High School and a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country proudly from 1952 - 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Smith retired in 1990 from Metropolitan Edison Company, Reading, after 39 years of service, retiring as manager of the Business office. Leroy is survived by two sons, Bryan L. Smith and his wife, Gayle of Frederick, Md., and Gregory W. Smith and his companion, Brenda Danfelt of York; two grandsons, Christopher B. Smith of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jared A. Smith of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Janet George and June Clapper, both of Hanover; and a brother, Gary W. Smith of Hanover. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Frederick. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 127 York St., Hanover, with the Rev. Bob Burkhart and the Rev. Tina Minnich officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. Viewings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St.,, Hanover, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Serving as casketbearers will be Bryan L. Smith, Gregory W. Smith, Christopher B. Smith, and Jared A. Smith. Serving as honorary casketbearers will be Cletus Smeak, Arnold Olson, and Clarence Blocher. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leroy's memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 127 York St., Hanover, PA 17331. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 5, 2014