Donald Smith

Donald Smith of White Haven died Saturday evening, April 6, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Edwardsville, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary Balog Smith and was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, received his bachelor's degree from Wilkes College and graduated from Red River Army Depot Texarkana, Texas, SMC Logistics Intern Training Center.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant during the Korean War and as chairman of the NATO working party in Brussels, Belgium.

Donald was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot for 36 years and retired as chief of the Distribution Planning Division LOGSA PSCC.

Mr. Smith was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven, chairman of the White Haven Municipal Authority, was involved with the Cub Scouts and was an avid Penn State football fan.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerome Smith, and sister, Wilma Callahan.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, the former Elaine Ackers; sons, Kirk P. Smith and his wife, Robin, Mason, N.H.; and Keith D. Smith and his wife, Laura, White Haven; four grandchildren, Sophia, Coleman, Sabrina and William; brother, Raymond Smith and his wife, Dorothy, Dallas; and nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, White Haven. The Rev. John McHale will officiate. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Building Fund, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven, PA 18661.

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Funeral Home

Lehman Funeral Home - Wilkes-Barre
689 Hazle Ave.  Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-4634

Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2013