Orlo K. "Smitty" Smith (1915 - 2012)

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Orlo K. ""Smitty"" Smith, 97, of 17 Homestead Ave., formerly of High Street, passed away Friday (Sept. 7, 2012) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born on July 29, 1915, in Kittaninng, he was a son of the late Chauncey L. and Ida English Smith. On Jan. 20, 1984, in Bradford, he married Elizabeth Seeker Smith, who died Dec. 22, 2009.
He enlisted in October of 1943 in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in December of 1945. Mr. Smith worked as a salesman for J.C. Penney Co., retiring in 1977, and then drove for the ATA for several years.
He played 15 years in the McKean-Elk Baseball League and 15 years in the City Softball league, and for many years was active in bowling.
Orlo is survived by a daughter, Ellen Filippini of Stockton, Calif.; one son, Wayne Smith of Huachuca, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Dena Zandy of Phoenix, Ariz., and Laura L. Dennison of Bradford; three stepsons, Clayton Zandy and Richard Zandy, both of Bradford, and Lonnie Dennison from West Virginia; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and Mike and Kathy Henry of Bradford, who cared for him in the last year.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Duane Smith in 1937; one brother, Chauncey Smith; and four sisters, Gaynell Lux, Rena Mendat, Beatrice Booher and Florence Carnes.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Sawyer Evangelical Church with the Rev. Brad Preston, pastor, officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery at 2 p.m. with full military honors accorded.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
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Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14, 2012
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