Burton W. Smith, Sr., 94, husband of 70 years to Blodwyn D. (Williams) Smith, formerly of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Manor Care Sinking Spring. Born in Drums, Pa., he was a son of the late Adeline (Drasher) Smith, and the late Charles G. Smith.
He had been employed for many years as a tool room foreman for the U.S. Axle Company of Pottstown before his retirement in the late 1970’s. Burton was an avid golfer who won many awards. He loved spending time in his vegetable garden. After he retired, he greatly enjoyed being a vendor at many local flea markets. He was a man of great faith who was a former member of Colebrookdale Chapel and New Life Bible Fellowship Churches.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children; Phyllis Patukas, wife of Peter, of Coatesville, Burton W. Smith, Jr., of Boyertown, Marilyn Fiorini, wife of Larry, of Birdsboro, Mark Smith, husband of Beverly, of Barto, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and his brother; Howard E. Smith, of Drums, Pa. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday morning, April 14, 2011, at 11:30 AM, with Pastor Raymond Leslie officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:15 AM at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested memorial contributions in his name be made to the Salvation Army, 137 King Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.