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Stephen J. Smith, 69

December 27, 2010
  • Stephen J. Smith
Stephen J. Smith

AUG. 31, 1941-DEC. 26, 2010

Stephen J. Smith, 69, of Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 31, 1941, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Nellie Burrows Smith.

A graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School, Steve served his country with the U.S. Army.

He retired from the U.S. Department of Defense, where he worked in frequency management.

Steve will be remembered by many in the Silver Spring area from coaching baseball for Georgetown Preparatory School from 1975 to '95, for the Silver Spring Boys Club from 1968 to '88, and for umpiring baseball from 1990 to 2000. A member of the IABBO, he officiated basketball in that area from 1972 to '92.

He was also a silver life master at the game of bridge.

Steve is survived by his wife, Diane Schamel Smith; their two children, Marcella Smith of Bridgewater, Va., and Stephen "Jay" Smith Jr. of Frederick, Md.; one brother, William F. Smith of New Port Richey, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

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Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202; the American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America at www.bgca.org.

Condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

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