Parvin W. Smith, 88, of Parkesburg, died on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Brandywine Hospital.|
He was the husband of Lorraine Lawrence Smith, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Walter P. and Alma Wilson Smith.
Parvin was a lifelong resident of Parkesburg and a member of one of the town's oldest founding families.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European and Pacific theaters, and he took part in the liberation of the Philippine Islands.
After the war, Parvin returned to Lukens Steel, where he was employed for 41 years as a crane operator.
He enjoyed playing tennis and he was an avid boater.
He is survived, in addition to his wife, by two children, Randolph B. Smith and wife, Lori, of Kennett Square, and Robin S., wife of Terrence Marlowe of Downingtown; one grandson, Nathaniel Marlowe; and his siblings, Edwin Smith of Fort Worth, Texas, and Samuel Smith and Joan S. Moore, both of Parkesburg.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald G. Smith.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.
Online condolences may be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Local on Nov. 5, 2011