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Frederick C. Smith Jr.


1922 - 2021
Frederick C. Smith Jr. Obituary

Frederick C. Smith Jr., 98, of Clarks Summit, Pa. (formerly of Goshen, N.Y.), died peacefully on Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, at Willowbrook Place Assisted Living. He was the widower of Edith H. Smith.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Frederick C. Smith Sr. and Isabel Wolstenholme Smith. Before retirement, he was treasurer and sales agent for the Archbald Taylor Insurance Co., Middletown, N.Y. He was a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia and a lifelong Eagles and Phillies fan. Fred was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served during WWII. He was a lifelong Rotarian, served on the Board of the YMCA, was active in Meals on Wheels, was a SCORE volunteer and was a member of the University Club, all in Middletown, N.Y. Fred was also active in leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America, and served as a deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, N.Y.

Fred was a devoted and loving husband and family man, and proud father of three children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Smith Moshier (Walter), of Forest City, Pa.; grandson, William W. Drew Jr. (Amanda), of Wethersfield, Conn., and their children, Kellie and Abigail; grandson, Christopher F. Drew (Katie), of Nashville, Tenn., and their children, Elliott and Everson. He is also survived by a son, Bruce F. Smith (Ida), of Hazleton, Pa.; granddaughter, Michele B. Perrin (David), of Haddon Heights, N.J., and their children, Julian, Noelle and Sienna; granddaughter, Carly A. Caraluzzi (Stephen), of Tampa, Fla., and their daughter, Clara; also a nephew, several great-nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Jeanne Smith; and his sister, Phyllis Greenhaugh.

A celebration of Fred's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, N.Y., at a future date and time to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.


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