John “Jack” F. Smith, Jr., 79, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Born August 13, 1940 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late John F. Sr. and Mary Jeannette (Bradyhouse) Smith. Jack was the loving husband of Joyce M. (Roberts) Smith with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Jack was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover, PA.
Jack attended Calvert Hall College High School Baltimore, MD and graduated from Catonsville High School, Catonsville, MD.
Jack was a salesman for F&M Supply and had a career in dry cleaning supplies and product sales that spanned 61 years. He belonged to various Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Associations.
In addition to his loving wife, Jack is survived by his children, Jacqueline and husband Kurt, Suzanne and husband Orvale, John, and Joseph and wife Kasey, 9 grandchildren, Orval, Aidan, Timothy, Trent, Kaelyn, Geovanna, Addison, Carter, and Gracelyn, and two siblings, Stephen Smith, Sr. and wife Patricia and Janice Bloodsworth and husband Bob.
Jack loved antique cars and attended many car shows with family and friends. Jack never turned down an opportunity to travel to the beach and made regular trips to Florida. He was an avid sports fan and spent many afternoons in the stands for Orioles and (the original) Baltimore Colts games. Most of all he loved each of his grandchildren and spent as much time as possible with them. They were his life, his pride and legacy.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA with Msgr. James M. Lyons as celebrant. Burial will be 2 PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, 2150 Mount View Road, Marriottsville, MD. Visitations will be from 4-8 PM, Monday, January 6, 2020 and from 10-11 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to Carroll Regional Cancer Center, 291 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157 or The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, P.O. Box 17029, Baltimore, MD 21297-1029.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
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