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George K. (Butch) Smerdon
January 31, 1946 - July 5, 2015
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George K. (Butch) Smerdon, age 69, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Sunday at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Arlene Scheera Smerdon.
Born on January 31, 1946, son of the late William and Ruth Thomas Smerdon, George was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1963. He was employed by Trane Company for 27 years before working for Allied Services. Initially working in the housing maintenance department, George became Allied’s pharmacy delivery man, prior to his illness.
An avid sports fanatic, George rooted for the New York Giants and Yankees and was Penn State Nittany Lion proud, of course. He also loved bowling, having bowled in numerous local leagues. A loving brother, uncle, relative and friend, he passed away peacefully. Forever missed, he will always be remembered for his contageous smile.
He is survived by his brother, William Smerdon and wife Annette of Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Smerdon.
His family would like to sincerely thank the entire staffs of both Allied Skilled Nursing’s 2-North Unit and NROC of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Funeral services to be conducted by Rev. Rebecca Tanner are scheduled for Saturday at 2:30PM in the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Private interment will be Monday in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday between 1-2:30PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to C.H.O.P. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA., 19104., in honor of Leo Southard.