Stewart L. Smyser

YORK Stewart L. Smyser, 86, of West Manchester Township, died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Hykes) Smyser, who died April 19, 2014. Born September 20, 1927, in West Manchester Twp., a son of the late Erwin and Anna (Zinn) Smyser, he was a graduate of West York High School, and Millersville State Teacher's College, and received his Master's Degree from Western Maryland College. He also attended Penn State University. He retired from the York Suburban School District where he taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade for 30 years. He was a member of Saint Paul's Evangelical Covenant Church, the National Education Association, and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Mr. Smyser is survived by four daughters, Donna M. Lewis, and Joseph Ross of Hayes, Virginia, Deborah A. Lewis, and her husband Steve, of York, Suzanne S. Carey, and her husband Robert of Wallingford, Vermont, and Mary E. Bender, and her husband John, of York; eight grandchildren, Jared Bender, Lauren Bender, Seth Carey, Mara Adair, Stacy Hieber, Ryan Lewis, Robert Lewis, and Christy Lewis; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Smyser of York. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Martin and Ruth Anna Emig, and three brothers, Floyd, Eugene and Edgar Smyser. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Paul's Wolf's Evangelical Covenant Church, 4501 Wolfs Church Road, York, with The Rev. Thomas Bellis, officiating. A visitation with the family will follow the services. Burial will be in Saint Paul's Wolf's Church Cemetery. William E. Little Funeral Homes, Inc., 2150 Carlisle Road, Shiloh, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul's Wolf's Evangelical Covenant Church, 4501 Wolfs Church Road, York, PA 17408. KuhnerAssociates.com

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William E. Little Funeral Homes
2150 Carlisle Road York, PA 17404
(717) 767-5088

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 18, 2014