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Richard Lynn Smith dies at 52

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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 Chesterton.

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 www.lungcanceralliance.org .

 

Posted 8/6/2007