Marcella E. Fronza of Chadds Ford

George M. Smith Jr., 86, of Downingtown, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Coatesville VA Medical Center.He was the widower of Catherine Tuckloff Smith.

Born in Elkview, he was the son of the late George M. Smith Sr. and Mary Massey Smith.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the 29th Infantry Division.

For 17 years, he owned C & G Sales and Service in Malvern.

He was an avid Phillies fan.

He is survived by two sons, George M. Smith Sr. and is wife, Linda L., of West Chester and Stephen M. Smith and his wife, Cheryl A., of Downingtown; a daughter, Penelope L. Bennett and her husband, Clayton, of Wagontown; two brothers, William Smith of West Grove and Howard Smith of Honey Brook; a sister, Dorothy Maher of West Chester; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Monday, Feb. 11, at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Inc.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Day Room, 233 W. Gay St., West Chester, Pa. 19380.

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