Mr. Lewis Stephen Smith, 70, of 391 McMicken Rd., Meshoppen, PA, passed away at his home in Meshoppen Township surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, Aug. 9, 2012, after a long illness. Born in Meshoppen on Nov. 1, 1941, he was the son of the late Burton Lewis and Harriet May Storey Smith.
Growing up and spending all of his early life in the Meshoppen area, he was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1959. After graduation, he served his country with the U.S. Army from August 1960 to Januar 1961. He later served in the U.S. Army Reserves until June 1966. For over 20 years, Louie was a machinist at many companies in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. For over 10 years, he and his family owned and operated Pristine Manufacturing, a UV Water Treatment Company.
In his spare time, Louie enjoyed golfing in which he took great pride in lowering his handicap and becoming very good over the years. Since relocating back to the area, he also enjoyed his driving range at his home. Louie also spent a lot of his spare time hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, the former
Susanne Tokach of
Meshoppen; his sons, Stephen L.
Smith of Meshoppen and Theron J. and his wife, Mary
Smith of Enola; his grandchildren, Ian
Smith and Annie Smith. Also, his two brothers, Burton Robert and his wife, Kathy Smith of South Auburn, Samuel Joseph and his wife, MaryLou Smith of Meshoppen; four sisters, Sharon Thorpe of Camp Hill, Hollis Jane Vaow of Laceyville, Lorie Anderson of Laceyville and Lana and her husband, Sidney Davies of Meshoppen and several nieces and nephews.
Abiding with the wishes of Louie, a private family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, Byrd Hill Rd., Meshoppen. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.