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Richard L. SmithJune 8, 1930 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 87)
Richard L. Smith, 87, of Temple, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born June 8, 1930 in Reading, Richard was the son of the late Evelyn (Moatz) and R. LeRoy Smith.
He was the widower of Blanche M. Smith, who passed in February, 2000.
A 1948 graduate of Reading High School, Richard was an electrician at Western Electric / Lucent Technologies for over 34 years, retiring in 1990. He served his country valiantly in the US Army, and was a past member of Rosedale Church, Laureldale.
Richard was a loving father and father-in-law, and a wonderful grandfather. He particularly enjoyed photography and gardening, and was a passionate fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.
Richard is survived by his two sons: Richard L. Smith, husband of Kathie of Williamsburg, VA and Kevin M. Smith, husband of Patricia of Reading.
Also surviving is a sister Doris Brophy of Reading, and three grandchildren: Lauren Kirby and Taryn and Austin Smith.
A funeral service will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11am in the Stitzel Family Funeral Home, 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA., with a viewing held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow immediately at Laureldale Cemetery.
The Stitzel Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.