Edward C. Smith
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Edward Smith passed away at home after a lengthy illness. Eddie was the loving husband of Antonietta (Toni) Smith, to whom he was married for 40 years.
Ed was born July 24, 1945 in Spring Grove, to the late Joseph D. Smith and Rosellen Lau Smith Lippy. In addition to his wife, Ed leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Michael Smith and wife, Julie and Todd Smith and wife, Jennifer; three stepsons, Mark Werner, Steven Werner, and Tracy Landis; one stepdaughter, Sandra Trevethan and husband David; two grandsons, Daniel Smith and Shawn Smith; five granddaughters, Ashley Smith Bush, Kary Smith, Sara Smith, Parker Little, and Deanna Trevethan; one great-granddaughter, Abby Rose Bush; one great-grandson, Jayden Bush; two brothers, Daniel Smith and wife Judy, and Steven Smith and fiancee Renee Weiss; three sisters, Kay Rauhauser, Jo Ellen Guld, and Victoria Sysol and husband Edward; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ed was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Doll; and a brother, Sidney Smith.
Known to many as Smitty, and to some as Falcon, Ed was a police officer for nearly 30 years; three with the West York Borough Police Department; and for over 20 years he wore badge 136 for the York City Police Department. After his retirement from the police force, he worked for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and later for Schaad Detective Agency. He spent many years working security at the York Fair. Ed was also a veteran of the United States Army.
Ed was an avid collector, a lover of baseball, and bluegrass music. He particularly loved the Orioles and the York Revolution. Ed did many interesting things in his life, such as memorable trips to Italy and to China. For many years, Ed was York's version of McGruff the Crime Dog at parades and visiting schools. One of Ed's proudest achievements was the opportunity to travel to New York City immediately following the 9/11 attack to assist in the recovery effort at Ground Zero.
Ed, known to his grandchildren as Pappy, was dearly loved by family and friends, and will be fondly remembered by many. The family wishes to thank the nurses of Hospice and Community Care for their excellent care and kindness.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Avenue, York 17404 with the Rev. Dr. Ron Oelrich officiating. A viewing will be held Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. A Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service will be conducted by Ed's lodge, White Rose Lodge #15 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of York County, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406; to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.www.etzweilerfuneralhome.com