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Charles Smith

PORT ALLEGANY - Charles Dawson Smith, 64, of Austin, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2012) in the Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Aliquippa, a son of Dawson and Margaret Morris Smith. On Jan. 24, 1993, in Coudersport, he married Rose Marie Nace, who survives.
Mr. Smith was a 1965 graduate of Hopewell High School in Aliquippa. He served from 1966 to 1970 in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. 
Mr. Smith was a tool and die maker employed by GKN Sintered Metals of Emporium for 28 years. He retired in 2010.
He was a member of American Legion Frank Burt Post #258, Port Allegany; VFW Post 6391, Port Allegany, where he was commander; Port Allegany Veteran's Memorial Home, where he was past president; and the Port Allegany Honor Guard. He was also a member of National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association and the Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Association, where he had been the director. He was a member of the Eulalia Lodge #342 of F & AM and the Coudersport Consistory.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Heather Smith of Galeton; three sisters, Emojene White of Midland, Virginia (Andrew) Maholik of Raccoon, Pa., Agnes (Phillip) Davis of Hamilton, Ohio; one brother, James (Shirley) Smith of Midland; a stepdaughter, Kate Helm-Lovell of Roherstown; stepsons, Robert (Dawn) Helm of Mount Joy and Steven (Christine) Helm of Columbia; several stepgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara Smith of Raccoon and Debbie Smith of New Brighton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Eugene, and Roy Smith, and a sister, Patricia Brocklebank.
There will be no visitation. A Masonic and Military memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Aliquippa, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Port Allegany Veteran's Memorial Home Inc. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.

Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 6 to Nov. 13, 2012
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