Calvin Davis Smith

Published 1/24/02, The Intelligencer Record

Calvin Davis Smith, a recent resident of Solebury, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 77.

He was the husband of 20 years to Marianne (Kraker) Smith.

Born and raised in Buckingham Valley, Calvin was the son of the late Stanley and Mabel (Winner) Smith.

He was a telegraph operator for the Reading Railroad in his early years. He became a carpenter in the early 1960s, and owned and operated the grocery store in Wycombe. Calvin was one of the eight original dispatchers for the Bucks County Police Radio System (now known as Bucks County 911 Emergency Communications Center.) He rose to the position of superintendent of operations and training. He was also the stadium and equipment manager at Delaware Valley College from 1979 to 1992.

Calvin was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Army. He recently received the Jubilee of Liberty Medal for being part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy.


The Intelligencer

Sunday, August 17, 2003




PAUL THOMAS SMITH, formerly of Glenside, Lansdale and Terrace Drive in Lancaster, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Lancashire Hall, Lancaster, where he was a resident. He was 98.

He was the husband of ELIZABETH GRAHAM JOHNSTON SMITH, who died December 19, 1994.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late J. EDWARDS and EMMA M. FOWLER SMITH.

Mr. Smith attended West Philadelphia High School and Friends Central and Philadelphia public schools.

He furthered his studies while working in the banking business as a teller for Hamilton Bank of Philadelphia, as well as working for his family's buiness, J.E. Smith and Sons Lumberyard in Philadelphia. He later worked as a payroll auditor for the former Keystone Shipping Co., Philadelphia.

He served as an air raid warden during World War II.

He was former treasurer for both the Messiah and Restoration Universalist churches, having served for 14 years at each.

Mr. Smith was a 32nd degree Mason, Free and Accepted Mason for University Lodge 51 in Philadelphia, Abington Chapter. He served on the Benjamin Franklin Consistory. He was a treasurer for the Glenside Library Board for 14 years.

He enjoyed music appreciation, book reading and statistics and records.

Mr. Smith's children survive him: JEAN M. JOHNSTON and her husband, LENNART, of Denver, Pa.; and GRAHAM J. SMITH and his wife, LORRIE (ANDERSON) SMITH, of Churchville. Also surviving are his six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and his nieces. Mr. Smith's three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Fred F. Groff Funeral Home, Lancaster





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