Lloyd R. Smith, 77, of Kernersville, North Carolina and formerly of North East died April 11, 2013 at his residence. He was born on September 23, 1935 in Union City, Pa. to the late Leo E. and Violet B. Smith Smith. He was a graduate of North East High School and served in the United States Marine Corps. Lloyd was a current member of Holy Cross Catholic Church & a former member of St. Gregory Catholic Church in North East where he served as Eucharistic Minister, taught Religious Education, sang in the church choir, and drove the St. Gregory School event bus for 20 years. He was also former Scout Master & Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Matthew D. Smith (1979); brother, Floyd Smith and sister, Stella Archer. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 56 years Carol A. Russell Smith whom he married August 17, 1957; sons, Mark Smith (Lori) of North East & Michael Smith of Maryland; daughters, Diane Lutz (Tom Brotherton) of Delaware & Darleen Nemenz of Kernersville North Carolina; a brother, Ernest R. Smith (Kathy) of Fairview; a sister, Ruth Halpainy of New York; seven grandchildren & two great-grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at St. Gregory Catholic Church on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. Arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake Street, North East. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 26, 2013