Richard Lynn Smith dies at 52
Richard Lynn Smith, 52, of Kittanning, Pa., died peacefully at 11:45 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007 in Kittanning.
He was born Feb. 26, 1955 in Chillicothe, Ohio the son of William and
Loisdene (Towery) Smith, who survive in Alabama.
He is also survived by his wife of 25 years, Sally Snyder and sons, Charles
Clayton and Cameron.
Other survivors include brothers, Randall and wife Susan McDonald Smith of
Chesterton, Ralph (Cheryl) Smith of Jamestown, N.Y. and Owen (Vicki) Smith of
Richard grew up in Gary and Chesterton. He earned an electronics degree while
serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He also served in the
U.S. Peace Corps in Togo, Africa. He worked for the U.S. Department of
Transportation in Boston, Mass., where he repaired electronics in lighthouses
and later with the Department of Defense in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He and his wife
restored an historical home in North Manchester and started their family.
Richard moved to Kittanning in 1989 and acted as the VP of Operations at
Armstrong Cement and Supply Corp. He had many diverse hobbies throughout the
years including photography, woodworking, fly fishing, target shooting, gun
restoration, golfing, being a responsible WWII history buff, owning and
restoring classic sports cars, going on Jeep Jamboree trail races and most
importantly spending time with his three boys.
Funerals services were held Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Union first Presbyterian
Church in Cowansville.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Lung Cancer Alliance,
in honor of Richard L. Smith, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Suite 1150,
Washington, D.C. 20006 or