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Gerald Smith

December 15, 2020

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Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City. A blessing service will take place on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. by Msgr. Patrick Pratico.

Masks and social distancing will be adhered to at the funeral home.  Be aware you may be asked to wait outside before entering the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association.  To leave online condolence visits the funeral home website.

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Gerald “Smitty” Smith, 68, of Dickson City, died Tuesday evening December 15, 2020, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years the former, Deborah Stemphoski.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of Irene Hannis Smith, Dickson City, and the late Walter Smith.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  A graduate of Scranton Technical High School he had been employed as an auto mechanic by Island Auto, and as a truck driver by Walsh Trucking.  Gerald was a member of the Scranton Pool League and the Gravity Rod and Gun Club.

Gerald was a loving and caring husband, father, uncle, and friend who was an avid NASCAR and Philadelphia Eagles fan.  He enjoyed camping with his family, hunting, and fishing, and he was Mr. fix it for his family.  He liked his beagle Molly and his grand puppy, Brooklyn.  He will be missed by his family and friends.

Surviving is two daughters, Jerilynne Galbreth, and husband, Richard, Hyde Park, NY, and Melissa Yanchak, and husband, Chris, Scott Twp.; mother-in-law, Regina Stemphoski, Dickson City; brother-in-law, David Stemphoski, Olympia, WA; sister-in-law, Betty Smith; two nieces, Mary Ellen Weisel, Palm Coast, FL, and Ann Marie Smith, Taylor; a great-niece and two great-nephews; uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Smith.

Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City. A blessing service will take place on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. by Msgr. Patrick Pratico.

Masks and social distancing will be adhered to at the funeral home.  Be aware you may be asked to wait outside before entering the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association.  To leave online condolence visits the funeral home website.