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Edwin L. Smith Jr.

March 27, 2016


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Mr. Edwin L. Smith Jr, 89, of Dallas, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Dallas.

Edwin was born on March 30, 1926, the son of the late Edwin L. Sr. and Caroline Conrad Smith. He was a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, class of 1944. Edwin was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WWII.

He was employed as a sheet metal worker, working for many years as a supervisor for the U.S. Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training for Sheet metal workers. He was later employed as an instructor for the apprenticeship program for sheet metal workers at the Wilkes-Barre Vocational Technical School, where he served as Chairman of the Advisory Council.

Edwin was a member of St. Therese’s Church in Shavertown and a member the Wilkes-Barre Knights of Columbus Council 302 and he was a 4th Degree member of the Bishop Hafey Assembly.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Anna L. Smith on October 8, 2015 and by his son-in-law, Joseph Mengeringhausen.

He is survived by his daughter: Dr. Judy Smith-Mengeringhausen, Shavertown; grandchildren: Gretchen and Egan J. Mengeringhausen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, March 29, 2016, at 11 am in St. Therese’s Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown. The Rev. James J. Paisley will officiate. Private interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 10:30 am to 11 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese’s Church, 64 Davis Street, Shavertown, PA 18708