Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Schuylkill County Obituaries

Leroy J. Smith, 83 – Enjoyed Hunting and Fishing

Leroy J. Smith, age 83, of Barry Township, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest, Allentown.

He was born on Sunday, June 2, 1940, in Hegins Twp, a son of the late Johnson F Smith and the late Maude I. (Savidge) Smith.

Leroy was a 1958 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

He was a machinist at Peiffer Machine Services, Mount Aetna, prior to his retirement.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-1658728627906147

Leroy was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Fountain and also attended the Evangelical Methodist Church, Lavelle.

He was a member of the Myerstown Rod and Gun Club and the NRA.

Leroy enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, gardening, tinkering with machines, tending to his therapy cats, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by two brothers, Eugene Smith and Emanuel Smith, and a sister, Sadie Schaeffer.

He is survived by his wife Doris E (Shadle) Smith, to whom he was married for 64 years.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-1658728627906147

He is also survived by five daughters, Brenda Scheuren and her husband Robert of Ashland, Sharon Kimmel and her husband Richard of Ashland, Debra Smith of Hegins, Charlotte Green and her husband Carl of Ashland, and Suzanne Zerbe and her husband Chris of Valley View; a son, David Smith of Riverdale, UT; twelve grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a brother, William Smith and his wife Florence of Pottstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Evangelical Methodist Church, Lavelle, on July 3, 2023 with Rev. Joshua Mowery officiating.

Burial at Yarnell Cemetery, Barry Township.

Memorial contributions can be made to Evangelical Methodist Church, c/o 221 Maplewood Rd, Ashland, PA 17921 or to Lehigh Valley Health Network, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 1883, Allentown PA 18105-1883.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc., Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-1658728627906147

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!
Loading

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

PA Lottery Numbers

Saturday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Wednesday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Thursday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Sunday's winning numbers

Local Sports

Here is a weekly update on coal region natives in pro baseball.

Schuylkill County News

Last seen leaving his home at 5:30 a.m. Sunday

Minersville News

Police have not released the name of the victim.

Pottsville News

A food truck would have a hard time replacing this atmosphere.

Advertisement https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-1658728627906147