Fred M. Smith, 93, painter for Kenneth Gettle Painting

By on April 24, 2013

Fred M. Smith, 93, a resident of Maple Farm Nursing Home in Akron, formerly a long time resident of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Maple Farm.

Born in Lancaster, Fred was a son of the late Jonas S. and Katie S. (Mentzer) Smith. He worked as a painter for Kenneth Gettle Painting of Schoeneck for 20 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by a step-daughter: Janet Dosch of New Holland; a sister: Emma Bertzfield of Lancaster; a brother: Melvern Smith; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are step-children from his second marriage: Barbara Ginder of Reinholds; Kelly Newswanger of Lititz; Jerry Royer of Robesonia; Jeff Walters of Lititz; Jody Walters of Stevens; Randy Walters of Lititz; and Jamey Walters of Reinholds.

Fred was predeceased by his first wife: Marie (Mull) Smith in 1983 and his second wife: Betty (Lesher) Smith in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his son: Daryl L. Smith; two step-sons: Vernon Weidman and Rick Walters; sisters: Violet Givler, Kathryn Howe, Mabel Smith, and Betty Waid; and brothers: Clarence, Irwin, and Henry Smith.

Friends were received at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals followed by a funeral service with the Reverend Jeffrey H. Goodman officiating. Place of interment was Memory Gardens in East Cocalico Township.

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