Thomas Alexander Smith, 88, husband of the late Ruth Marie (Endy) Smith, formerly of Boyertown, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the Frederick Mennonite Community. He was born in Emmaus, Pa., on August 9, 1922, and he was a son of the late Catherine (Scholl) Smith, and the late Thomas H. Smith, and he was raised by his grandparents, Cora and Alexander Dunsmore.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, and he was an avid Phillies fan. Tom was the past president of the Ontelaunee Region Car Club, the Pottstown Region Car Club, and the Hawk Mountain Early Ford V-8 Car Club. He was a member of the National Antique Automobile Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America of Hershey. Tom was also a member of the Pikeville Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Boyertown. He was involved with the Boyertown Car Museum & Explorer Post, and he was also instrumental with Dureya Days Car and Swap Meet. Tom was also a United States Army Veteran of World War II who served in the European Theatre with the 99th Infantry Division from 1942 to 1945, and was discharged with the rank of Corporal. He retired from Mack Truck World Headquarters in Allentown in the Engineering Department after working there for 14 years. He previously worked in the Engineering Department at Boyertown Auto Body works for 25 years.
Tom is survived by his son; Scott Smith, of Trophy Club, Texas, his daughters; Sharon Scroggins, and Constance Smith, both of Grapevine, Texas, his step-son; Karl Stauffer and his wife Donna, of Gilbertsville, 3 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 5 great-grandsons, 6 great-granddaughters, his brothers; Harold Smith and Robert Smith, and his friend, Beatrice Bauman, of the Frederick Mennonite Community. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers; the late Richard Smith and the late David Smith, and his sister; the late Lorraine Smith.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 10:30 AM at Frederick Mennonite Community, 2849 Big Road, Frederick, Pa., 19435, with Pastor Brad Mellon officiating, and to his Visitation on Thursday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at Frederick Mennonite Community. Entombment with Military Honors will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Frederick Mennonite Community Benevolent Fund, c/o Brad Mellon, 2849 Big Road, Frederick, Pa., 19435.