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Robert Smith

July 12, 1949 — November 18, 2012


Surrounded by his loving family, Robert Kenneth Smith, 63, of Carlisle, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the Harrisburg Hospital.

Born July 12, 1949 in Lock Haven, Pa, he was a son of the late George O. and Fannie (McKibben) Smith.

A 1967 graduate of Lock Haven High School, Rob was a retired Sergeant First Class in the U S Army, and served during the Vietnam War.  He was currently employed as a forklift operator at Exel in Carlisle.

He attended Mary Queen of Peace Chapel, Carlisle Barracks.

He was preceded in death by a sister:  Janet Brungard and three brothers:  Eugene, Donald and Gary Smith.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years:  Margie (Litz) Smith; two daughters:  Karen Diehl and husband Todd of Newville and Amy Perry Lawrence of Atlanta, GA; two sons:  Christopher M. and Brian P.  Smith and wife Joni, all of Carlisle; three sisters:  Georgiene Conklin  and Cheryl Fuller, both of Rote, PA and Ruth Brown of Carlisle;  two brothers:  Karl Smith of Belgrade, Minnesota and Tuck Smith of Cogan Station, PA; two sisters in law:  Susan Miller and husband Timothy of Mill Hall, PA and Debbie Litz of Carlisle and a brother in law:  Melvin Litz, Jr., of Lewisburg;  two granddaughters:  Madelyn Smith of Carlisle and Mikayla Smith of Elkland, PA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 P. M. Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Mary Queen of Peace Chapel, Carlisle Barracks with Fr. Gregory D’Emma as celebrant.  Viewing will be at the Chapel on Friday from 12 Noon until time of Mass.  Burial will be private.

Ronan Funeral Home, Carlisle is handling arrangements.

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