Gerald L. Smith

Born: Tue., Aug. 29, 1922
Died: Wed., Jun. 26, 2019

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 29, 2019

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     Gerald L. Smith, 96, formerly of Avis, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Manor Care North, Williamsport.
     Born Aug. 29, 1922, in North Bend, he was a son to the late William Smith and the former Anna Belle Jewell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty M. Keller on Dec. 2, 2002; a daughter, Lisa Marie Smith; a stepson, James Tule Sr.; and a step-grandson, James Tule Jr.
     Gerald honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, and the Korean Conflict, where he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for bravery and combat.
     He retired after many years of service from Jersey Shore Steel. Gerald enjoyed hunting and gardening, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.
     Surviving are his son, Gerald D. (Cynthia) Smith, of Lock Haven; daughter, Elizabeth A. (Scott) Haldeman, of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
     A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Dunnstown Cemetery, Lock Haven, with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. Pastor David McCoy will officiate.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Jersey Shore American Legion Post 36, 320 Seminary St. Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

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