GARY S. SMITH JR., 34, OF WEST GROVE, PA Gary S. Smith Jr., 34, husband of Patricia M. "Trish" (Lehr) Smith, of West Grove, PA, died suddenly on January 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Phoenixville, he was a son of Michele (Carmichael) Rudzik, wife of Michael Rudzik, of Harbeson, DE, and Gary S. Smith Sr., husband of Michelle Smith, of Phoenixville. He was a graduate of the Phoenixville High School, where he attended the CAT Pickering School. He then attended the Methodist College in North Carolina and graduated with a B.S in Marketing AIU. Mr. Smith worked for many years at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and more recently in sales for the Ignite/Stream Energy Company. In addition to his wife of eight years and his parents, Mr. Smith is survived by one son, Ty Scott Smith; one daughter, Camille Peyton Smith, both at home; maternal grandmother, Margaret Carmichael of Phoenixville; paternal grandmother, Wilma Smith of Phoenixville; two sisters, Renee Smith of Linfield and Tiffany Yambrick, wife of Peter, of Pottstown; one stepsister, Danae Rudzik of Pottstown; one stepbrother, Cody Ciolli of Phoenixville, and several nieces and nephews, Madison, Owen, Joss, Rylee, Brooke and Hunter. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Main Street at Fifth Avenue, Phoenixville, on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the "Gary S. Smith Jr. Memorial Fund", C/O. National Penn Bank, 702 South Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460, which will be used to help support his children. Condolences may be made by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Mercury on Jan. 6, 2012