Bernard Lloyd Smith Jr., 56, of Shady Side, died June 13 at his residence. He was born May 7, 1958 in Prince Frederick to Bernard L. and Doris Jeanne (Roy) Smith. Bernie attended Calvert County schools, and was a 1979 graduate of Calvert High. He was employed on the custodial staff of Prince George's County Schools for over 30 years. Bernie was fond of walking in his neighborhood and was known as the "Mayor" or "Sherriff" of Columbia Beach. He enjoyed farmers' markets, fishing, the Pittsburg Steelers football, and visiting family and friends. Bernie enjoyed being an uncle and friend, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was preceded in death by his father on January 1, 1999. Surviving are his mother Doris J. Smith of Chesapeake Beach; five brothers, Thomas E. "Pete" Smith Sr. and his wife, Susanne, of Lusby, Donald J. Smith of Huntingtown, Robert E. Smith and his wife, Janet, of Sunderland, Lloyd A Smith of Chesapeake Beach, and Dennis M. Smith; his companion, Kimberly Yee of Indian Head; and three sisters, Margaret T. Swantek and her husband, Richard, of Erie, PA, Helen A. Borst of Churchton and Shirley A. Kiger of Chesapeake Beach. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 23, at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings. A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Bernie's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at St. Anthony's Church, North Beach. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake or The Arc of Southern Maryland. To leave a condolence visit www.RauschFuneralHomes.com
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Rausch Funeral Home, P.A.
8325 Mt. Harmony Lane
Owings, MD 20736
Published in The Capital on June 20, 2014