Clifford C. Smith|
Clifford C. Smith, 95, of Slatington, passed away Tuesday morning July 23, 2013, in his home. He was the loving husband of Elaine S. (Kern) Smith. They just celebrated 71 years of marraige last Thursday.
Born July 17, 1918, in Slatedale, he was a son of the late John and Edith (Hartine) Smith.
Clifford was employed by C.W. Good Road Construction and by the former Trojan Powder Company, South Whitehall Twp., for over 30 years in the explosive and chemical department until retiring in 1981.
He was a Navy veteran during World War II and received an honorable discharge.
He was a former treasurer, sexton, and consistory member of good Shepherd U.C.C., Slatington, and was the longest surviving member of the Lehigh Furnace Sunday School, where he formerly served as sexton and treasurer.
Clifford was a life member of the Citizen's Fire Company, No. 1, Slatedale.
He enjoyed gardening, farming, raising plants, flowers, camping, and the outdoors.
Surviving with his wife, a grandson, Jason Smith and wife, Jessica of Danielsville; great-grandson, Cyrus Smith; brothers, Willis Smith and Norwood Hartline, both of Walnutport; sisters, Arlene Holderman of Northampton, Elsie Dreher of Lehighton, Hilda Easterday and Pauline Bowman, both of Walnutport; nieces and nephews, cousins.
He was preceded in dath by a son, Leslie Smith, in 1976; and sisters, Rachel Horwith and Grace Burkhardt.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Kevin Hunsicker Funeral Home Inc., 4214 Main St., Slatedale, with the Rev. James Knappenberger officiating. Interment, Slatedale Cemetery. Call Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Contributions, in lieu of flowers, to Cyrus Smith for his education fund, Citizen's Fire Co. No. 1 Inc., or Lehigh Furnace Sunday School, all c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 29, Slatedale, PA 18079-0029.
Published in Times News on July 24, 2013