Born on July 7, 1926 in Troy, he was the son of late Harold and Eva Smith.
Al was affiliate member of the Ecumenical Parish church in Canton, PA and the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach, FL. He retired in 1991 as a professional administrator with the Boy Scouts of America. His career with the BSA saw him serving Scout Councils in Pittsburgh, Sunbury and Reading in PA, Wilmington in DE, and Syracuse and Long Island in NY. He also served two terms as a member of the Regional Staff of the National Council, BSA. At the time of his retirement he was the Council Executive Officer of the Valley Forge Council in PA.
He resided during the winter months in Lake Worth FL, spending the summer months in Canton and Exton, PA. Smith was a member of the Troy, PA Rotary Club and the Troy VFW Post 8675. Al graduated from Troy High School in 1944, and received a BS degree from Mansfield University in 1949. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. At the time of his discharge he was First Sargent of the 1058th MP Company in Frankfort Germany. He was recalled into military service during the Korean conflict and served as a Medical Laboratory Technician at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, CA.
Surviving are his daughters Jill Hoffman of Wyomissing Hills, PA; Connie Templar of Exton, PA and his sons Albert Smith of Mattydale, NY; Todd Smith of Clarkston, MI. Smith is also survived by nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred E Smith, his brother Larry Benson, his second wife Marcella M. Hyde-Smith, his daughter Donna Pyle and his grandson Matthew Volpe.
His remains will be cremated and his internment and service will be at the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy on April 25th at 1:00 pm. A reception will be held after the service at The Iron Skillet, Route 6, Sylvania, PA.
Memorial Donations in Al’s name may be directed to the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, 244 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. It was at this Council where he received the Eagle Scout Award in 1944.