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Harold T. Smith Obituary
Harold T. Smith, age 92 First Black Superintendent of the Chester Upland School District Harold T. Smith, age 92, of Cheyney, Pa. departed this life on August 19, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Smith was born in Chester, Pa. to the late William Garfield Smith and Stella Morris Smith and was a graduate of Chester High School. He was also a graduate of Wilberforce University where he received his bachelor of science degree in math, two masters of education from Temple University and a masters of education at The University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Smith was a member of Murphy AME Church in Chester where he was trustee emeritus. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., The Kiwanis Club, American Red Cross and many other organizations. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also predeceased by his siblings: Raymond, Lewis, Oliver, Dorothy, and Florence Smith. Survivors: Mr. Smith leaves to cherish his wonderful memory his wife Gloria Ledbetter Smith, his children: William Nichols (Gloria), and Debra D. Smith-Groom, sisters: Marie BoBo, Olivia Carter, and Leona Taylor, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren host of other relatives and friends. Service: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:00 at Murphy AME Church, 7th and Yarnall Streets, Chester. Viewing: 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Fraternity Service: 10: 45 a.m. No viewing after the Fraternity Service and eulogy. Interment: Edgewood Memorial Park - Glen Mills, Pa. Arrangements: Earl L. Foster Funeral Home Online Condolences: earlfosterfuneralhome.com
Published in Daily Times on Aug. 24, 2014
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