The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 19, 2013

Wendell M. Smith, 86, Seminole, Fla.

The Daily Item

— SEMINOLE, Fla. — Wendell Marlyn Smith, 86, of Seminole, formerly of New Berlin, Pa., passed away at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Pacifca Senior Living Center, Clearwater, Fla.

He was born June 18, 1926, in New Berlin, a son of the late Bruce M. and L. Catherine (Spangler) Smith. On March 7, 1951, he married the former Betty Mae Shultz, who passed away on Sept. 11, 1987.  

Wendell attended Lewisburg Area High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1944 where he earned the rank of master sergeant working in the financial department. He served honorably until retirement in 1965.

In 1969, he began working at the Susquehanna University Bookstore as store manager, until his retirement in 1989.

Wendell was a member of the Fort Knox Masonic Lodge 550 F&AM, Fort Knox, Ky., a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, and the American Legion Post 957, New Berlin.

Wendell enjoyed operating his ham radio.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Barbara Ann Smith, of Seminole; one grandson, Mark Wendell Smith; and one granddaughter, Thea Marie Smith.

A private graveside services with full military honors accorded by veterans of the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410 were held in the New Berlin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wendell`s memory may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

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