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Richard F. Smith

March 10, 2003

FREDERICK, Md. - Richard Francis Smith, 87, of 263 Wyngate Drive, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 13, 1916, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Wilburn and Anna Rosalie Brookey Stull.

He was a 1933 graduate of Frederick High School.

He had worked for Marken-Befeld Printing Co. and retired from the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations in the 396th Bomb Squadron, attached to the 41st Medium Bomb Group. He participated in action in the South Pacific, Gilbert Islands and Hawaii.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.

He was a former member of Francis Scott Key Post 11 American Legion, John R. Webb Post 3285 Veterans of Foreign Wars, a former member and past vice commander of Amvets Post 2 and a member of Columbia Typographical Union.

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He is survived by his wife, Catherine Elizabeth Langdon Stull, whom he married Dec. 15, 1951; one son, James R. Stull of Frederick; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Yinger, and two brothers, William Stull and Robert Stull.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick. The Rev. Roland C. Hobbs will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Myersville, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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