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Ralph Harry Smith, Jr., 71,

Ralph Harry Smith, Jr., 71, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born on Sept. 10, 1939, he was a son of the late Ralph, Sr. and Ella Estus Smith in Kingston. He was a graduate of the Tunkhannock High School and worked throughout the area.

He enjoyed his family and friends, he enjoyed the outdoors and loved working with his hands and he could repair almost anything.

He was a veteran of the US Army. On June 18, 1967, he married Karolyn H. Warfle in Mehoopany. Survivors include his seven children and their spouses, Peggy and Brian Short Jr. of New Albany, Cindy and Myron Wittig of New Albany, Paula and Chris Chek of Williamsport, Ralph and Lisa Paul of LeRaysville, Erin Smith and Catherine Stevens of New Albany, Tony Smith and Patty Whittemore of New Albany and Gabe and Sam Smith of New Albany; 24 grandchildren; a brother, Benjamin Smith and a sister, Marian Warfle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a sister, Edith Patrosky.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 10 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in New Albany.


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