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Thomas D. SmithSeptember 26, 1950 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 67)
The world lost an incredible, vibrant, fun-loving man who had a zest for life. Thomas D. Smith, Sr., of Abbottstown, born September 26, 1950, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.
Tom was married to the love of his life, Jean M. (Brashears) Smith for 23 years. Together they shared a life of love, happiness, fun, and respect.
In addition to his wife, Tom was adored by his devoted brother Greg Smith and wife, Linda of Concord, NC; son, Thomas D. Smith, Jr. and wife, Kelly of York; step children Jeanne Plotica and partner, Misti Wildasin of Abbottstown, Bobbi Kreeger and husband, Troy of New Oxford, Erik Markle and wife, Angela of Hanover, Kristin Hundley and husband, Jeff of Gettysburg, and Adam Markle and wife, Jaime of Elizabethtown. “Pap” will be sorely missed by his 2 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 2 nephews, and a niece. Tom is also survived by his dedicated dog, Rooney.
Tom was predeceased by his most loving parents Richard U. Smith and Zillah Pope Smith, and sister Cindy Salloom.
Tom, a 1968 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, served in the United States Army from 1970-1972, where he was stationed in Panama as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. Tom was employed at TimBar Corporation in Hanover for 31 years where he truly enjoyed going to work each and every day. He loved his co-workers and made many life-long friends there.
As an avid hunter, Tom’s second home was the 17th Ward Hunting Camp in Tioga County. His love of nature and the wilderness was evident in the time he spent there with family and friends. Tom, a well-loved outgoing person, could often be found at the New Oxford Social and Athletic Cub where he was a lifetime member.
The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Mark Hirsch and staff, and Dr. Michael Watson and staff for their professional, compassionate care during Tom’s illness.
In honor of the incredible life Tom lived, memorial contributions can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 Madison Street, Hanover, PA.
Per Tom’s wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be held at a later time.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, is in charge arrangements. Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com.
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