Linus B. Smith
10/12/1921 - 07/13/2018
Linus B. Smith, 96, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. He was the husband of Margaret Dorothy “Dot” (Donnelly) Smith who died October 17, 2012. Born October 12, 1921 in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late John A. and Annie C. (Hufnagel) Smith. Lin was a lifelong member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church in McSherrystown. He was retired from P.H. Gladfelter Paper Co. with over 38 years of service. Lin proudly served in the Army Air Corps during WW II receiving the American Theatre Service, Asia-Pacific Service and Victory Medals. He was a life member of SAVES, McSherrystown Home Association and the VFW Post 2056 Hanover. Surviving are two sons; Randy J. Smith and wife Laura of Spring Grove and Matthew “Cork” Smith and wife Ruth of Lorton, VA, four grandchildren; Jessica, Matthew II, Kayla and Benjamin, four siblings; Elizabeth R. Lawrence of McSherrystown, Sr. Ignatia Maria Smith of Flourtown, Lionel J. Smith of Hanover and Henrietta L. Seymore of Bonneauville. He was preceded in death by a grandson John R. Smith and two siblings; Raul Smith and Monica George. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing celebrating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Linus may be made to Annunciation BVM Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 26 N. Third Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344.
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