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Roy R. Smith Jr. Obituary
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Roy R. Smith Jr., 71 of N. Catasauqua died Saturday, January 5, 2013 in the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Linda (Carl) Smith and would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this year. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Roy R. Smith Sr. and Marion (Jones) Smith. Roy was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Kreidersville. He was employed by Milliken Valve of Bethlehem as a computer aided drafting consultant for many years before retiring. Previously he was a manager for Western Union for 24 years. Roy played drums since he was six years old and played in the Air Force Band, where he played for dignitaries of several foreign countries, including the King and Queen of Greece. Roy played in several local bands including The Shadows and Autumn, in which he drummed for 22 years. He served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam era and is a member of the Catasauqua American Legion # 215. Survivors: Surviving with his wife are son, Kevin M. Smith of Lehighton; daughters, Lisa Schaeffer, wife of Tom, of Allentown, Treena Haggerty, wife of John, of Lehigh Twsp., Amy George, wife of Mike, of Allentown; seven grandchildren, Amanda L. Smith, Kevin R. Smith, Tyler R. Smith, Shayla A. Smith, Michael P. Haggerty, Lauren E. Haggerty, Tommy J. Schaeffer Jr.; and one great-grandson, Jovan X. Vega. Roy had three sisters, Sandra Werner, Judith Lewis, Kathleen Gery; and one brother, James W. Smith. He was preceded in death by sister, Jean Clair; and brothers, John and Richard. Services: Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 9 in the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Walnut Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032. His viewing will be 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 8 and 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Wednesday prior to the services in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brubakerfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family payable and c/o the funeral home.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 6, 2013
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