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Richard "Dick" Arden Smith, 85, of Daytona Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Dick was born September 21, 1933 in Meadville. After serving in the US Army, he married the love of his life, Carolyn Parson in February 1957. Together, they raised their five children in Meadville, where he worked at McCrosky Tool Corp. for nearly 38 years. Dick and Carolyn would vacation with their family in Florida for many years, and after retirement, they made it their permanent home. Dick was a kind, patient, loving, and devoted husband and father who always put his family first. He was predeceased by his beloved Carolyn in 2010; his eldest son, Arden Richard "Rick" in 1991; and his brother Robert "Bob" in 1999. He is survived by his children, Sharon Walker (Jim) of Ormond Beach, FL; Laurie Markiewicz of Daytona Beach, FL; Stephen Smith (Pam) of Oviedo, FL; Susan Fircz (Bill) of Long Island, NY; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held in Florida at a later date. The family would deeply appreciate anyone wishing to share a memory or leave a message of remembrance to the online guestbook or by mail to The Smith Family, 1296 Mayflower Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32119.
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Chris Thomas
Jul 15, 2019
To the family of Dick Smith,
I am the son of Robert Thomas of McCrosky Tool. On behalf of Dad and our family, I would like to extend our condolences. Dad liked Dick very much and was always very grateful for his service to McCrosky. I also had the privilege of knowing Dick --- and being the physician for his brother Bob. We are most sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.