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Aaron J. Smith

November 24, 1921 ~ March 30, 2019 (age 97)
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Aaron J. “Smitty” Smith, 97 of Bernville died Saturday at 12:55 A.M. in the Lebanon VA Medical Center.   He was the widower of Sallie R. (Schrack) Smith, who died September 5, 1993.

Born in Leesport, Berks County on November 24, 1921.  He was the son of the late Arron J. and Elizabeth (Gruber) Smith.

Surviving is a son, Larry J. husband of Betty J. Smith of Bernville; and a daughter, Jane E. wife of Milford N. Hardick of Bernville. Also, surviving are five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Ginder of Bernville.

Mr. Smith was a member of St. Thomas Church of Bernville. He was a member of the American Legion Post 732 of Bernville.

He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy.

He retired in 1985 as a maintenance machinist from Bachman’s Foods, Inc. of Reading.

Funeral service is from the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville on Friday at 10:30 A.M. with his pastor, Reverend Dr. Daniel Lute officiating.  Interment is in St. Thomas Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday 9:30 A.M. until time of service.

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