PALMER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Wendell B. Smith, 94, of Palmer Township, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in his home. Born on Nov. 14, 1918, in Fredericktown, he was a son of the late Arthur T. and Ethel (Herendeen) Smith. He and his wife, Naomi (Lash) Smith, have been married for 60 years.
He was a graduate of Ashland University in 1941, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He had been employed by the Westinghouse Co. in Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 38 years before retiring in 1981. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Easton, Pa., where he was a Deacon, an Elder and in the choir. He was a member of the Easton Kiwanis; past-president of AARP, Palmer; a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 170, Fredericktown; and 70-year member of Wayne Grange 160. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels from the 1980s to 2013.
Surviving are his wife, Naomi; daughter, Ruthann Smith Arras of Liverpool, N.Y.; son-in-law, Sam Conard of Hillsborough, N.J.; three grandchildren, Jesse, Shannon and Marissa; a great-grandson, Tyler; special niece, Diena (Murphy) Evilsizor, and her husband, Gary; and special nephew, Bill Murphy, and his wife, Phyllis. He was predeceased by a daughter, Esther Conard; brothers, Donald and Kenneth Smith; and sisters, Ruth Murphy and Helen Algire.
Services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 333 Spring Garden St., with a viewing from 2:30 to 3:30. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton, is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church, 333 Spring Garden St., Easton, PA 18042. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.