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Elmer F. Smith, 83,

Elmer F. Smith, 83, of Montrose, PA, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. Born July 11, 1921 in Montrose, he was the son of the late Roderick N. and Nina [Allen] Smith. Elmer married Eva [Wage] Smith on May 3, 1947. She survives him.

Elmer served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

He retired from PENNDOT. Prior to this, Elmer operated a saw mill for a number of years and worked for Brunges Lumber Co., Inc. He was a member of American Legion-Gardner-Warner Post and Ayres-Stone VFW Post #5642, both in Montrose. Elmer was an avid Dodgers fan, hunter and gardener.

Besides his wife, survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Nina and George Rockwell, Sr., Springville; son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Rose Smith, Montrose; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Kenneth Rauch, Montrose; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Patricia Smith, Montrose; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Swavola, Montrose; 13 grandchildren, George, Jr., Kim, Christine, Nicole, Lucas, Kenneth, Holly, Adam, Derek, Emily, Jay, John E. and Justina; nine great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and William McLaughlin, Montrose; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Retha Smith, Great Bend, George and Dorothy Smith, Montrose, Glenn and Jeanette Smith, Montrose, Carl and Betty Smith, Montrose, Harold and Carol Smith, New Milford; a sister-in-law, Juanita Smith, Montrose, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Shimer; brother, Nelson Smith and brother-in-law, Homer Shimer.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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