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Clarence Smith

August 6, 1938 - June 9, 2024

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Clarence Smith, a longtime resident of Taylor, passed away Sunday afternoon at Marywood Heights in Scranton following an illness. He was 85 years old.
On September 11, 1976, he married the love of his life and wife of 48 years, Joan (Shevlin) Smith, who survives.
Born on August 6, 1938, Clarence was the son of the late Harley and Myrtle (Reinsmith) Smith. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a dock foreman for Interstate Freight Carriers, and as he continued to work until the age of 77, he handled maintenance for ABM before Applewood Acres Apartments.
To forever be remembered in so many way, Clarence was a kind, easy going and genuinely caring soul. He loved his NASCAR Racing, especially #5 Kyle Larson, and adored all animals. He never missed an opportunity to visit the Mohegan Sun’s slot machines and he was certainly a huge fan of country music. An avid storyteller, memories of him talking about things like being a guest on American Band Stand will long live on.
He is also survived by his loving family, children Kevin Smith of Avoca, David Smith and wife Holly of Nanticoke and Stephanie Smith and Kevin Mennig of Clarks Summit; ten grandchildren and a great granddaughter; siblings, Dorothy Highland and Ruth Recicca, both of Lehighton, Sarah Burda of Allentown and Robert Smith of Lehighton; and many nieces and nephews.
Clarence was also preceded in death by his sons, Duane and Donald “Donnie” Smith; an infant grandson; a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Smith; and siblings, Elda Green, Harley, David and Terry Smith and an infant brother.
His family would like to thank the entire staffs of both Marywood Heights and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the collective kindness and care both they and Clarence received throughout his stay.
Memorial contributions may be made in Clarence’s name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund c/o 30 E.D. Preate Drive Suite #108, Moosic PA 18507.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.