Dwain M. Smith
09/28/1981 - 03/08/2019

Dwain M. Smith, 37, of Arlington, VA, passed after a brief illness on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. Born September 28, 1981 in Lancaster, he was the son of Dwain M. and Susan L. (Leonard) Smith of Hanover. Dwain was employed as project manager with Child Care Aware and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church both in Arlington, VA. He was a member of McSherrystown Home Assoc. and Knights of Columbus. Dwain was a 1999 graduate of Delone Catholic High School and 2003 graduate of George Washington University. He was an Eagle Scout, an author of 11 books, wrote a beer blog, volunteered at the Hanover Library, enjoyed traveling and was passionate about trivia night. While in high school he was president of student council, ran in their first track team, wrote for the Student Sun, was in all their plays, participated in forensics with speech, debate and mock trials. During his senior year he served as Secretary General in the model United Nations. Surviving in addition to his parents are two siblings, Matthew Smith and wife Alison of Hanover and Jenna Burnett and husband Abram of Mechanicsburg; a nephew, Collin; four nieces, Sophia, Aubrey, Victoria and Elizabeth; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jeane Leonard of Hanover; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover, with Rev. Msgr. James Lyons as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with prayers at 8:00 p.m. and also at the church Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Contributions in memory of Dwain may be made to a scholarship fund in his name to: Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave. McSherrystown, PA 17344.



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Posted at:03/15/2019 11:11 am
Freya Sponseller
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your son, Dwaine. May he rest in peace and may the love of God console you.

Posted at:03/15/2019 11:11 pm
Bob Aumen
Dwayne and Sue Sorry to hear the loss of your son, will keep your family in our prayer. sorry that I did get to give my condolences personally because of health problem. Bob, Sharon, Elizabeth

Posted at:03/15/2019 11:11 pm
Bob Aumen
Aunt Jean And Uncle Tom Sorry to hear about your loss of your Grandson hope the good memories will comfort you in this tragic time, will keep the family in our prayers.

Posted at:03/14/2019 10:10 am
Shari & Wayne Boyd
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your son.

Posted at:03/14/2019 2:02 pm
Sara Diamond
Dwain was a wonderful colleague at Child Care Aware of America. He was always willing to take the time to provide assistance, share a story, or make me laugh. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with family and friends during this difficult time.

Posted at:03/15/2019 8:08 am
Allison Hughes
May his memory be a blessing.

Posted at:03/13/2019 3:03 pm
Tracy Pond
My deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss. I worked with Dwain on some projects through his work at Child Care Aware and really appreciated his humor and responsiveness to our needs here in New Hampshire. He will be missed.

Posted at:03/12/2019 2:02 pm
L. Fiato-Albrecht
What a beautiful soul. Our deepest condolences and prayers for solace.

Posted at:03/13/2019 11:11 am
Frank Sanders
Dwain & Susan, My deepest condolences on the loss of your son, Dwain. I pray the memories of your son you bring comfort and the love of your family give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

Posted at:03/11/2019 12:12 pm
Sylvia Staub

Posted at:03/11/2019 2:02 pm
Anna Schardt Baker
The world won't be quite as warm, friendly, or funny without Dwain in it. My sincerely condolences to the Smith family and Dwain's large circle of friends. Anna (from the early CQ Press days)

Posted at:03/11/2019 7:07 pm
William A Klein Jr
Our Condolence Dwain' Will be miss.Troop committee.

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