Harley C. Smith, 86, passed away at his home in Ithaca, on July 21, 2013. Harley was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Jasper Township, to Ervin and Mary (Curtis) Smith, the sixth of 10 children. He married Donna Mae Gilbow June 5, 1948.
Harley served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II
. He was employed by The Dow Chemical Co. for 35 years before retiring in 1980.
Harley is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Harley (Kathryn) Smith, Lucinda Peska, Darrell (Karen) Smith; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services for Harley will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca. Pastor Dave Perry will officiate, and burial will be in Midland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.bardenfuneralhome.com