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Thomas E. Smith

April 7, 1940 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 79)


Thomas (Tuck) E. Smith, 79, of Cogan Station, passed away at his home on March 25, 2020 from complications of a two year battle with ALS. 

Tuck was born, in Lock Haven, on April 7, 1940.  He was married to Joyce (Hartman) which they shared 57 years of marriage.  He was one of 10 siblings to the late George and Fanny Smith of Lock Haven. 

Surviving along with his wife, are a daughter Bonnie Darling, of Montoursville; a son, Scott and Debra Smith, of Muncy; four grandchildren, Kala and Joshua Darling, Dalton and Julie Smith; two sisters, Ruth Brown, of Carlisle and Cheryl Fuller, of Rote. 

Tuck was preceded in death by brothers, Don, Karl, Gary, Eugene and Robert and two sisters, Janet Brungard and Georgiene Conklin.

Tuck proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964, stationed in Germany prior to the increased hostilities in Vietnam. 

Tuck was loved by all that knew him.  Everyone that knew Tuck would agree he never had anything bad or negative to say about another human being.  He was employed by Asplundh Tree Co. for over 40 years and worked in the Harrisburg area as a General Foreman when he retired in April of 2003.  His bosses and coworkers loved and respected him for his work ethic and his general kindness to help everyone possible.  He was very proud of his employment from Asplundh and never got laid off in the 40+ years he worked for the company.  After retirement, Tuck loved to keep busy working on small engines, doing general repairs and helping others.  He loved traveling to St. Charles, Missouri to visit with his brother in-law, Carl and sister in-law, Wanda Kurtz, going fishing at their lake house.  Tuck also could be found playing cards or gambling the slot machines at a casino enjoying himself immensely.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Warrensville where he was heavily involved with the congregation and volunteer work, including helping with cooking and repairs of the church.

Per Tuck’s wishes, burial will be at the convenience of family.  Donations may be made to the Warrensville United Methodist Church in Tuck’s name.

Spitler Funeral Home of Montoursville has been entrusted with handling arrangements

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