George S. Smith
01/10/1948 - 05/06/2018
George S. Smith, 70, of Hanover, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Hanover Hospital. Born January 10, 1948 in Adams County, he was the son of the late William H. Smith Sr. and Josephine E. (Felty) Smith. George was retired from ESAB Welding and Cutting with over 44 years of service. He was a 1965 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown and a member of Sacred Heart Basilica, Edgegrove, a third-degree member of the McSherrystown Knights of Columbus, a life member of McSherrystown Home Assoc., New Oxford Social Club and the Irishtown Fire Co. George proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam Era as a Military Policeman in Germany. He played fast pitch softball for many years and enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family. Surviving are two children, Bryan Smith and wife Wynter of York, Jayme Murray and husband Chris of Wynnewood and his step daughter, Melissa Dudlick and husband Bart of Westmont, NJ; three grandchildren, Graham Dudlick, Jack Murray and Aaron Murray; seven siblings, Sara Sneeringer and husband John and Nancy Stimer and husband Harvey all of New Oxford, Donna Sneeringer and William H. Smith Jr. and wife Emma all of McSherrystown, James Smith and wife Kay of Gettysburg, Patrick Smith and wife Bonnie and Randy Smith and wife Candy all of Hanover. He was preceded in death by two siblings; Frederick Smith and Elaine Lawrence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Sacred Heart Basilica, Edgegrove with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren; Graham Dudlick, Jack Murray and Aaron Murray and his brothers; Bill, Jim, Pat and Randy Smith. Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 55 S. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109.
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Posted at:05/10/2018 11:11 pm
George was a part of the great Irishtown Fast Pitch Softball Champion teams that I watched as a kid. Great player as was his whole family. Always a friendly Man who will be missed! It was always a pleasure to be around Mr. George!
Posted at:05/10/2018 4:04 pm
Posted at:05/07/2018 8:08 pm
Bill and Sue Marquet
I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a great man that I can say was like a father to me. If I can help with anything just let me know.
Posted at:05/07/2018 7:07 pm