Obituary of M. Lawrence Smith
M. Lawrence Smith, 93, of Upper Frederick Twp, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Frederick Living, Frederick, PA.
Born September 15, 1923 in Berne, Indiana, he was the son of the late Martin L. and Jennie A. (Tinkham) Smith. He and his wife of 50 years, Marlene J. (Ruth) Smith, were married on March 17, 1967 in Quakertown, PA.
Larry was the administrator for the Frederick Mennonite Community, now Frederick Living, for 25 years. He also served as the United States Army Chaplain's assistant, was Pastor of Saucon New Mennonite Church, Coopersburg, PA and worked for the Arrow Camera Shop, Pottstown, for 10 years.
Larry served his country honorably as a Corporal in the United States Army. He was a longtime faithful member of Trinity E.C. Church, Boyertown, where he played piano and organ for many years. He also played piano for Bethany EC Church, Pleasantville and played organ and piano for East Swamp New Mennonite Church, Quakertown. He was a 1941 graduate of Berne High School, Berne, IN and a 1956 graduate of the Philadelphia College of the Bible.
In addition to his wife, Marlene, Larry is survived by his son, Donald L. Smith, husband of Lisa M. (Haywood) Smith, Port Matilda and his daughter, Deborah C. (Smith) Seasholtz, wife of Robert S. Seasholtz, Green Lane. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sarah wife of Austin, Rebekah, David, Julia, David, Nathaniel, Ilse and Konrad.
A Celebration of Life Service for Larry will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 am at Trinity E.C. Church, 250 Sweinhart Rd, Boyertown, with Pastor John Friedlund officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Larry's memory to Trinity E.C. Church, 250 Sweinhart Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512.
Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Larry and his family. Online condolences may be offered at WalbertFuneralHome.com.
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