Barry L. Smith, 73, of Ashfield PA, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 1st at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marie (Pecha) Smith, and they had been married for 24 years. Born in Jim Thorpe, he was a son of the late Norman Sr. and Pauline (Hawk) Smith.
Barry worked as a butcher at Heintzelman’s Meat Market in Lehighton for over 40 years, and retired as head butcher in 2016. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Germany and Switzerland. Barry enjoyed the outdoors, with favorite pastimes including fishing, boating and hunting. He enjoyed trips to Indian River Inlet in Delaware, collecting baseball cards and old fishing equipment, loved spending time with his grandchildren and was meticulous in taking care of his yard. He was of the Christian faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are stepsons Todd S. Greene of Ashfield and Scott H. Greene and wife Sarah of Kunkletown, brother Norman Smith Jr. and wife Loretta of Ashfield, a sister Patsy Dieter of Ashfield, grandchildren Jeremy Greene, Hunter Greene, Devin Greene, Nathan Greene, Harley Greene, Lee Greene, Kaley Greene and Kara Greene. He was pre-deceased by brother’s Terry ‘Pee-Wee” Smith and Dale Smith.
Funeral Services will be private in accordance with the wishes of the family and in consideration of the COVID pandemic. Interment will be held at Sky-View Memorial Park in Hometown PA. Funeral arrangements are being provided by the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center Street Nesquehoning PA 18240. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nalesnikfh.com .
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