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Gerald D. Smith Jr.

Smith, Gerald D., Jr.

Gerald D. "Jerry" Smith, Jr., age 77, of Millerton, PA, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Gerald was born October 3, 1935 in Elmira, NY, a son of Gerald D. Sr. and Janet (Deming) Smith. He was the husband of Marleea (Everett) Smith celebrating 54 years of marriage on February 20, 2013. Gerald was a retired pattern maker for Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY, worked at Rimco Plastics in Horseheads, NY, and was a US Army veteran. He was an artificial inseminator for NEPA, enjoyed golfing and hunting. Gerald is survived by his wife, Marleea; two sons, Guy Smith (Tiffaney Brochu) of Great Falls, MT, Gus Smith of Millerton, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Lyle Vargeson of Millerton, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Richard Smith of Daggett, PA; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; cousin, Delbert Smith; special friend, Norm Geiser. He was predeceased by a sister, Frances Westlake Tyler. In keeping with Gerald's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com

Funeral Home

Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel
637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933
570-662-8888

Published in Star-Gazette on Mar. 10, 2013
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