Larry John Smith of Worthington passed away on Thursday December 30, 2022 at the age of 73. Larry died peacefully at ACMH with his beloved wife Susan at his side.
Larry was born in Kittanning in July 1948 to the late John Smith and Barbara (Smith) Scherich. He graduated from Penn State University and worked as a Millwright, retiring from Allegheny Ludlum.
H e was very active in the community; he served on the council of the Worthington Evangelical Lutheran Church, was a lifetime member of the Worthington West Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, and served on the board of the Worthington West Franklin Water Authority. He was a member of Freemasons Local Lodge 805 and 239, Sons of the American Legion, and Kittanning Elks Lodge 203. he was an enthusiastic hobbyist, belonging to the Buffalo Valley Sportsman Club, American Amateur Radio League, and ABC Beekeepers.
Larry is survived by his wife Susan of 33 years; sister Amy (Smith) Acosta and husband Roger of Lehigh Acres, FL; children Randall Smith and wife Tonia of Lothian, MD, Hedi (Smith) Besters and husband Didier of Keller, TX and Jackie (Bowser) Micholas and husband Rob; grandchildren Joshua Smith, Jacob Smith, and Cameron Besters.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents John Smith and Barbara (Smith) Scherich, maternal grandparents Rich and Flora Benton and paternal grandparents John and Anna Smith.
A Masonic service will be held by the family at 6:30 pm on Monday January 3, 2022 at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington. Friends will be received following the ceremony from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A viewing will be held at the Worthington Evangelical Lutheran Church on Tuesday January 4, 2022 at 10:00 am with the funeral service to follow at 11:00am with John Wilver officiating. Interment is in the Worthington Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.
The family requests that those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Worthington Evangelical Lutheran Church at PO Box 10, Worthington, PA 16262 in Larry’s name in lieu of flowers.
All guests who plan on attending are required to wear a mask.
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