Ronald C. "Cam" Smith

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Ronald Campbell "Cam" Smith, 66, of Frederick, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born on Nov. 12, 1946, in West Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Ronald E. and Loriel Buck Smith. He was the husband of Sally Wampler Smith.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Washington College and his master's degree from American University. He played basketball and baseball at Washington College where he also sang in the chorus and was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He worked as a supervisor of the Frederick County Department of Juvenile Services, where he served for 40 years with troubled youth and mentored probation workers. He belonged to the Jaycees, coached youth baseball and was a fixture on local softball fields for more than 20 years. He also donated his time to a therapeutic horseback riding program.

He was a Yankees fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. His hobbies included golfing, traveling with his wife, watching his grandchildren dance, playing baseball and football, building a doll house, playing canasta and Trivial Pursuit with friends and family, traveling to Yankees games with his son, riding the slides at the Atlantis, painting his granddaughter's toenails and spending time with his dog Jeter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Matthew G. Smith and wife Heather, of Richmond, Va.; daughter Jennifer Smith Jackman and husband Peter, of Great Falls, Va.; grandchildren Gillian, Owen and Wyatt Smith and Luke, Roman and Gracie Jackman; sisters Suanne Knight and husband Donald and Dorothy McInnis and husband Jack, all of Florida; one niece and nine nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 118 E. Second St., Frederick. The Rev. Kevin Farmer will be the celebrant. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Disaster Relief Fund in New York, c/o The Community Foundation on Frederick County, 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home
106 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 24, 2012
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