Harry Charles Smith, age 84, of Lansdowne, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 30, 2022.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward “Pete” and Anna Margaret (née Lynch) Smith.
Harry served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division. He was employed as a teamster truck driver in the transportation industry.
For those that truly knew Harry, saw beyond his tough exterior and understood that his love for his wife Theresa was deep and boundless, he was always willing to help anyone in need and opened his house to his family and friends. He was known to steal the microphone on a Friday night or at family parties so he could sing “Run around Sue.” He would make you laugh with a silly joke or quippy statement, and he even earned himself the nick name “Crazy Legs Harry” because of how he would shake it on the dance floor. Harry was dedicated and dependable. His love of his wife, family, and country was felt by those who were lucky enough to be part of his life.
Harry was the beloved husband of the late Theresa A. (née King) Smith; the loving father of Denise M. Rogers, the late Theresa A. Foley (Joseph), Joseph A. Smith (Betty Anne), Stephen C. Smith (Kathy), Gregory T. Smith (Lisa A.), Dawn M. Carango, Michael T. Smith (Efthimia), Harry J. Smith (Tara L.), Cynthia C. Puscar (Matthew), and Charles E. Smith (Michelle). He was the proud grandfather of 25, the great-grandfather of 14, and great-great grandfather of 1. Harry is predeceased by his brother, Tom Smith, and survived by his sisters, Gertrude Sweeney (Fred), Carol Barr (Jim), and Marie Gallagher-Scott.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 220 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 19008, followed by his Funeral Mass, 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org, would be appreciated.