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Harold R. Smith

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Harold “Smitty” Ronald Smith, 84, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Harrisburg Hospital.  He was born on March 25, 1933 in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, and was the son of the late Harold Henry Smith and Edna V. (Messner) Smith.

Harold graduated from John Harris High School, Harrisburg with the class of 1951.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran and served during the Korean War.  Harold owned and operated the former Cumberland Office Equipment Co. in Carlisle for over 40 years.  He was currently the oldest member and a Past President of the Carlisle Lions Club, a member of the Tumbling Run Game Preserve, a Past President of the Carlisle Parks and Recreation Board and a former board member of the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home.  Harold loved Penn State, the Washington Redskins, the Phillies, hunting, golfing, Carlisle Little League and the Carlisle Swim Club.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Phyllis J. (Spittler) Smith, three daughters; Kristi Clark of Mechanicsburg, Melinda (husband, Ray) Chance of Trenton, NJ and Amy (husband, Richard) Baish of Carlisle, one son, Matthew Harold (wife, Joyce) Smith of Mechanicsburg, grandchildren; Hunter, Hank, Pip and Maggie Smith, Joshua (wife, Erica) Clark, Jordan (wife, Sophie) McClain, Bethany and Robert Chance, Riley Smith, Janelle (husband, Dan) Makowski and Krystal (husband, Alex) Holbert, great-grandchildren; Audrey and Everett Makowski and a very special cousin, Bob (wife, Sandy) Knawby of Mechanicsburg.  Harold was preceded in death by a beloved son, Mark Ronald Smith.

A viewing will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017 followed by funeral services at 4:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Scott Hover officiating.  Private burial with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Lions Club, PO Box 321, Carlisle, PA 17013 or to the Tumbling Run Game Preserve, C/O Douglas G. McKinney, Treasurer, PO Box 501, Biglerville, PA 17307.  Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I hope that you find peace with some great memories of Mr. Smith.  I sure loved his big bear hugs back in the day!  Much love from The Lane and Sutton families.  I am sorry not to be able to attend services.

Jody Sutton Lane
All my prayers go with this great family from Lauren at Siewers.

Lauren Fields

I spent many happy days in high school visiting at the home of Harold and Phyllis Smith. Mr. Smith was a wonderful husband and father with a great sense of humor who worked hard for his family and was devoted to them. He was a good man and will be missed.

Carol Maravic Milligan

He answered to "Run", Dad, "Smitty", Harold, Grampa, "Smith" and probably others names as well. Those who were fortunate enough to say those names always found a broad smile, an outstretched hand, a trusted friend, a loving partner and parent, a doting grandfather and Great-grand father, community role model and selfless volunteer. You could count on Harold. Thank you for being a genuine human in all seasons.

Steven B. Clark
My most sincere condolences to all of Harold's family. I was sad when I learned of Harold's death. I will always remember our fishing trip to northern New York, and many week ends in the mountains cutting firewood. He was a loyal friend and always fun to be with, and will be missed.
Sincerely.  Bill Hooke
We were sorry to hear of your loss. We send you our sympathy and prayers. Friends.

Russ & Doris Rynard

Our deepest sympathy to family.
Spent many summers at Carlisle swim club with Smith family keeping score for swim club.
John & Patsy Kiehl
Parents of Krista Kiehl Behr

So sorry to hear about Mr. Smith's passing!  We had great times hunting on the Julia Neidigh Trail, tumbling run, and especially great moments on the Susquehanna fishing with stone cats! You will be missed! Prayers for the family thinking of you all!

Stephen and Autumn Slear
Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you at this time.

Ken & Susan Punt
Very saddened to hear of Harold's passing. He was my first Coach in Buddy League Baseball. He was a very kind and wonderful person who I always have had a  tremendous  amount of respect for. Great role model for our community!  My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be missed.
Rest In Peace Coach!

Joe Stasyszyn
Our deepest sympathy to all of you dear folks. We have not seen you in many years since the williams / Smith reunion at eville.  Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Tom and Allene williams ,Tremont, Pa.
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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