Dale C. Smith

The Morning Call - - OBITUARIES -

Dale C. Smith, age 89, of Del­ran, NJ went to be with our Lord on Tues­day Septem­ber 24, 2019. A na­tive of Slat­ing­ton, PA, Dale was born to Beu­lah (nee Car­pen­ter) and Dale Smith on Au­gust 23, 1930 in Palmer­ton, PA. He was brother to Richard, JoAnn Best and Mar­lea Pen­berth. Dale mar­ried beau­ti­ful Jane Gar­rity on April 10, 1954. They have two beloved daugh­ters Linda (John Schu­macher) and Sharon (Michael Ui­bel) and one cher­ished grand­daugh­ter Kayla. Dale grad­u­ated from Slat­ing­ton High School where he par­tic­i­pated in base­ball, played the clar­inet and was the night cus­to­dian. Upon grad­u­a­tion in 1951 he joined the U.S. Navy and was as­signed to the USS Chauncey 667. Aboard the Chauncey, Dale’s ship sup­ported car­ri­ers off of Korea and then con­tin­ued on a round the world voy­age be­fore re­turn­ing back to the USS Chauncey’s home port of Nor­folk, VA. Dale went on to study at Drexel Uni­ver­sity re­ceiv­ing his Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence and Mas­ter’s de­grees in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing. He joined RCA at Cam­den where he worked on the Apollo space team, RCA com­mer­cial tele­vi­sion cam­eras and mis­sile de­fense pro­grams dur­ing his 35 years with them. While work­ing at RCA he and Jane set­tled in Willing­boro, NJ and then Del­ran, NJ. Upon leav­ing RCA, Dale joined H&R Block and con­tin­ued to work an­other 26 years as a tax spe­cial­ist. Dale en­joyed fish­ing, hunt­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 13th Na­tional North-South Skir­mish As­so­ci­a­tion (N-SSA). He greatly en­joyed be­ing “Poppy” to Kayla whom he took to school each day and par­tic­i­pated in many field trips and school ac­tiv­i­ties. Dale will be greatly missed and will live on in the hearts of his fam­ily. Ser­vices will take place 11:00am Satur­day Oc­to­ber 5, 2019 at the United Pres­by­te­rian Church,

6750 PA Rt 873, Slat­ing­ton, PA. Call­ing hour from 10 to 11A.M. at church. In­ter­ment to fol­low with mil­i­tary hon­ors at Fairview Ceme­tery, Slat­ing­ton. Ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by Hard­ing Fu­neral Home, Slat­ing­ton. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions can be made to 13th NC Reg­i­ment, c/o Neal Travis, 50 Notre Dame Dr, Del­ran NJ 08075.

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