MYERSTOWN — George Alden Smith Sr., of Myerstown, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at the Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J.

He was born Nov. 29, in Sunbury, a son of the late George S. and Grace G. (Andrews) Smith. He was married for 55 years to the former Marilyn B. Evans Smith, who survives.

He was a graduate of Sunbury High School and received a B.S. degree from Bloomsburg College and a master of arts degree in speech pathology from Temple University. George served in the Army during World War II.

He had been a speech therapist in the Lebanon School District and the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 for 34 years retiring in 1989.

George was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lebanon, and a member of the Educational Honor Society.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lorri and Mark Umberger of Norton, Mass., Dr. Tammy Smith and Dr. William Thompson of Hillsborough, N.J., Beverly G. Smith of Richland; four sons and three daughters-in-law, George A. Jr. and Brigitte Smith of Bad Durkeim, Germany, the Rev. David and Susan Smith of Lancaster, Mass., Paul Smith of Myerstown, Daniel and Yan Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters Gladys Falck of Williamsport, Betty wife of William Leitzel of Sunbury, Carole Smith of Evergreen, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Issi Nordwick and Evelyn Loudenberg.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Groce Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lebanon, followed by a funeral service at 11.

Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church, 757 Willow St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

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