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Walter A. Smith


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Walter A. Smith Obituary
Smith, Walter A.
92, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on March 18, 2016 with family by his side. He was born in Cambria County, PA in 1923, son of Rose (Parker) and John C. Smith. He graduated from Richland High School in Johnstown, PA and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean conflict. He married his high school sweetheart, relocated to Erie, PA and fathered four daughters. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Arizona American Italian Club where he loved to play bingo and socialize. He is survived by daughters Darlene (Frank) Germano of Willoughby Hills OH; Claudia (Frank) Cucitro, of Black Canyon City AZ; and Phyllis (Ron) Chase, of Sun Lakes AZ as well as grandsons Frank and Anthony Germano and nieces and nephews, grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, brother John M. Smith, his wife of 60 years Clarabelle (Hayes) Smith, and infant daughter Colleen Rae. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 8 at 10:30 am at Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, 3039 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix. Donations in Walter's memory would be welcomed by St. Mary's Food Bank, Phoenix or a .
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 3, 2016
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