Charles K. Smith

October 8, 1929 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 90)


Charles K. "Smitty" Smith, 90, of Northumberland, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at ManorCare, Sunbury.

He was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Northumberland, a son of the late Charles K. and Gertrude (Steininger) Smith. On June 17, 1950, he married the former Carol L. Bird who survives.

As a lifelong "Pineknotter", Smitty was a 1950 graduate of Northumberland High School. He then served during the Korean Conflict with the Army National Guard.

He was employed with TRW of Danville and later became the head of engineering with Wilson Manufacturing, Sunbury, from where he retired. Following retirement he started his own business, Smith Machine Shop which he operated for many years.

Mr. Smith was a life member of Grace Lutheran Church, Point Township. He was a member of the Northumberland Fire Co. No. 1 and the Point Township Fire Co., American Legion Post No. 44 and the Eureka Lodge No. 404 of Free & Accepted Masons.

He was a talented woodworker, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and enjoyed helping neighbors whenever he could.

In addition to his wife of 70 years, Mr. Smith is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Jane Smith of Sunbury and James A. and Tracy Smith of Northumberland; one daughter, Jill S. Bahner of Northumberland; seven grandchildren, Bryan Smith, Erik Smith, Nicole Supsic, Taylor Smith, Toniell Ericksen, Blair Coleman and Kelsey Kline; nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Geraldine Gideon of Minneapolis, Minn.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Bette Barrett.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Smitty's memory may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 2190 US-11, Northumberland, PA 17857.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.


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