Dean O. Smith

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HAVRE DE GRACE, MD Dean O. Smith, 87, formerly of Dover, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace. He was the beloved husband of the late Delores M. (Meyers) Smith. Mr. Smith was born on July 11, 1926, in Tolna, Pa. He was the son of the late Herbert R. and Gladys H. (Orwig) Smith. Dean retired from Scrivner (formerly P.A. & S. Small). Prior to that he worked for Merchant Box in Dallastown, Meadowview Dairy, and was a school bus driver for the Dover Area School District. He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was past Post Commander of the American Legions in Dallastown and Shiloh, and was a member of the VFW of West York and East Berlin. He attended Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church. Dean is survived by his three children, Michael D. Smith of Havre de Grace, Md., Jeffrey L. Smith of Lancaster, and Connie S. Leppo of Dover; his five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Gladys Elliot, June Windon, Judy K. Vicars, and Joyce K. Sexton; and his brothers, Leroy Smith and James Robinson. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry and Charles; and his sister, Mary. He will be deeply missed by his long term companion, Kathleen Spangler of East Berlin. A service to honor Dean's life will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, September 9, at the Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home, Inc., 104 W. Main St. Dallastown, with Pastor Richard Olson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Interment to follow in Yoe Union Cemetery with full military honors provided by The York County Veterans Honor Guard. To share memories of Dean please visit
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Austin Eberly Funeral Home
104 W Main St
Dallastown, PA 17313
(717) 244-5704
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 7, 2013
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