Robert W. Smith, Jr.
Robert W. Smith, Jr., 89 years, of New Tripoli, passed away September 30, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Christine C. (Kuhnsman-Mantz) Smith for 42 years last August. Born in Lynn Twp., he was a son of the late Robert W. and Pauline Y. (Kistler) Smith. He was a rural letter carrier in New Tripoli from 1965 to 1980 and then was a school bus driver for the Northwestern Lehigh School District from 1980 to 1988. Robert was past president of the Ontelaunee Lions Club. He was a member of St. Peters Church in Lynnville. Robert honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1947 to 1954 serving overseas in the Okinawa Operations and the Occupation of Japan. He was awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement in aerial flights during the Korean War
. He was a member of VFW
Post 8344 and the Slatington American Legion. Survivors
: Wife; son, William R. of Allentown; daughters, Janice E. of North Catasauqua, Deborah J., wife of Tony Salvatore, of New Tripoli, and Dianne, wife of C. John Yocum, of Trexlertown; sister, Barbara L., wife of Willard Kressley, of Orefield; grandchildren, Sherri McGimpsey and Christopher Yocum; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Alfred E. Smith. Services:
11 a.m., Friday, October 4, at Keller Funeral Homes, Inc., 6776 Madison St., New Tripoli, with the Rev. Kevin E. Fruchtl officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at Jerusalem Union Cemetery in Stony Run. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KellerFuneralHomes.com
Contributions may be made to the Northwestern Ambulance Corp., PO Box 453, New Tripoli, 18066, or the New Tripoli Fire Co., PO Box 457, New Tripoli, 18066.