Orr P. "Smitty" Smith, 78, a longtime resident of Spring Brook Twp., died Monday morning. He was the widower of the late Elaine D. (Cianfichi). They were married for 37 years.
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Born in Lake Ariel, son of the late John B. Smith and Florence (Masker) Ulkowski. He graduated from Lake Consolidated School and Penn State University, studying agriculture and sales. He was a member of Moscow United Methodist Church and a lifelong employee of Sears and Roebuck Co., retiring in 2012.
Orr loved fishing, and enjoyed tending to his gardens and yard. He will be remembered as a very loving man, who cared dearly about his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Jeffery W. Smith and his wife, Mary, Nazareth; daughter, Denise M. Nagy and her husband, Brian, Moscow; his siblings, George Smith, Joan Learn, Alice Schaffer and Joseph Smith; his grandchildren, Gregory, David and Erin Smith and Kayla and Brian Nagy.
He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Alberta Singer, Hannah Andrewkitis and John Smith.
The family wishes to thank his brother and best friend, George, and the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and compassion.
The funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Moscow United Methodist Church, 126 Church St., Moscow, to be conducted by the Rev. Jeff Levy, pastor. Interment with military honors will follow at Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst Twp. Friends and family are asked to proceed directly to the church on the morning of the funeral.
A viewing will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moscow United Methodist Church, 126 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444, or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.strauchfu neralhomes.com.
Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home
Route 690 and First Street Moscow, PA 18444
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 25, 2014