Donald Scattergood SMITH

SMITH , Donald Scattergood The evening of April 19, Donald Scattergood Smith, 91, of Country Meadows in Hershey, PA, formerly of Sarasota, FL and Baltimore, MD, passed away peacefully at Frey Village in Middletown, PA. Don was born in Philadelphia, PA, February 16, 1922, the son of Donald J. and Eleanor (Scattergood) Smith, the eldest of six children. The family resided for several years in Bermuda, then in Baltimore, MD, Upper Montclair, NJ and San Clemente, CA. He was a graduate of McDonough School in suburban Baltimore, Class of 1940. Don attended UCLA before being drafted into the Army during the waning days of WWII. Following the death of his first wife, June M. (Dodd) Smith in 1946, he relocated to Roland Park in Baltimore, MD, where he married his second wife, Marion V. C. (Steuart) Smith in 1947. He completed his college education in 1954, receiving a B.S. in Business and Accounting from the McCoy College of Johns Hopkins University. He was a life member of the Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi fraternities and retired in 1986 as a Computer Systems Analyst with the State of Maryland Department of Personnel. Variously known to his friends and peers as "Donald", "Don", "Scattergood" and "Scat", he was an avid fisherman, a lover of grand-opera and a hobby photographer throughout the majority of his life. He and wife Marion were also fixtures on the Baltimore amateur theater scene, participating in numerous productions of virtually all of Gilbert and Sullivan's various comic operas during a period spanning the late 1950's through the mid-1970's. Don served a term as President of the Baltimore Comic Opera Company during this time. As a life-long Episcopalian, Don was an active member of St. David's Church in Baltimore, MD, and of The Church of The Redeemer in Sarasota, FL following his retirement. He was most recently a member of St. Michael and All Angels Church in Middletown, PA and All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey, PA after he and Marion were relocated to Pennsylvania. Don was pre-deceased by his first wife, June; two sisters, Patricia E. Smith and Barbara Ann Eschman, and by Marion, his second wife of 61 years. He is survived by two sisters, Irene S. Northrup of Rockford, IL and Phyllis S. Mumford of Tustin, CA; a brother, COL. (USA, Ret.) David H. Smith, of Miami, FL; three sons: CW4 (ARNG, Ret.) Lawrence D. Smith of Middletown, PA, husband of Janet; James M. Smith of Van Nuys, CA; W.C. Steuart Smith of Falls Church, VA; three grandchildren, MAJ. (USAF) Ian D. Smith, husband of Karen, son of Lawrence and Janet; Megan L. Smith, daughter of Lawrence and Janet; and Sarah Cole Smith, daughter of Steuart; one great-grandchild, A. Matthew Cowden Smith, son of Ian and Karen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 310 Elm Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 at 11 AM Friday morning, April 26, with the Reverend Susan Claytor officiating. Family visitation will be held Thursday evening, April 25, from 7 to 8:30 PM at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 and again at 10 AM Friday morning at All Saints Church during the hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers and in appreciation for the compassionate and loving care received by Don for the more than eleven years that he was a resident at Country Meadows, memorial contributions may be made to "Country Meadows Co-Worker Foundation", 830 Cherry Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. Condolences may be shared at

Published in Baltimore Sun on Apr. 23, 2013