Arthur H. Smith, 97, Miller Hess worker, sportsman

By on July 24, 2013

Arthur H. Smith, 97, died peacefully Saturday, July 20, in his Akron home.

Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Daniel K. Smith and Bertha (Hogentogler) Smith.

A life-long resident of Akron, he was employed at Miller Hess & Co. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and baseball.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Beulah (Shreiner) Smith; a sister: Mildred Yoder and five brothers: Lester, Marlin, Charles, Melvin and Donald.

He is survived by a son: Jacque A., husband of Audrey (Rutt), Reinholds; a daughter: Patricia A., wife of the late R. Drew Lausch, Ephrata; six grandchildren: Anne Wuest, Akron; Susan Fitzpatrick, Souderton; Lydia Steinke, Lancaster; Carol Nolt, Denver; Ann Lagaza, Denver and R. Drew Lausch II, Rockville, Md. and six great-granddaughters.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Interment is at Wolf’s Cemetery, Akron.

Memorial contributions in Arthur’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care P. O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604.

Home is the hunter, home from the hill.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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