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April 11, 2014
Albert F. Smith, 85, of Pottsville, died Friday at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.
Born May 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Fred A. and Elizabeth Maley Smith.
Albert was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, and the Catholic War Vets. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Grand Knight of the Pottsville Council and Navigator of the Schuylkill Assembly.
Upon graduating from Pottsville Catholic High School, he attended Penn State University and then proudly served in the Army during World War II in the 8th Calvary Regiment stationed in Japan.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1999 after 42 years of employment. He originally began his career on the rail lines with the Postal Transportation Service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Clark; and a brother, James Smith.
Albert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, the former Mary A. Nebrosky, Pottsville; daughters, Michelle M. Smith, Anchorage, Ala., and Catherine Gownley Liptok, Pottsville; a grandson, Adam Gownley, Pottsville; granddaughters, Jennifer Dube, Pottsville, and Alex Maule, Baltimore; great-grandsons, James, Keegan and Matthew Dube, all of Pottsville; a sister, Elizabeth Smith, Delaware; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. April 21 in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. There will not be any calling hours prior to the Mass. Interment will be held in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. The family would prefer donations be made in Albert's memory to The Pottsville Knights of Columbus council. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Sixth and West Market streets, Pottsville, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.tributesoflife.com to leave a private condolence for the Smith family.
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home
6th & West Market Sts.
Pottsville, PA 17901
Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 14, 2014