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Frederick A. Smith Jr.

July 15, 2021

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Frederick A. “Fritz” Smith Jr.
July 15, 2021
 
Frederick A. “Fritz” Smith, Jr., 55, Carbondale, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 15th, at Geisinger Medical Center.
 
Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Frederick A. Smith, Sr., and the late Beverly Jayne Smith, whom he loved and adored dearly. He was raised in West Bradford, PA, served in the Air Force, and then relocated to the Scranton area about 20 years ago. He was a long-time employee at Proctor and Gamble, employed as a line technician, and proudly held the title of Safety Leader.
 
Fritz will be remembered as a fun-loving man, and a loving, doting father; he will be greatly missed. He was very hard working, and provided well for his family. His favorite pastimes included riding his Harley Davidson, laughing and joking with his friends and family, and spending time with his daughter Emilie, who was the light of his life.
 
He is survived by his fiancé Patricia Young; daughter, EmilieJayne Smith; sisters, Rhonda “Muffy” Smith, and significant other, Roger Forbes; Beverly “Bevie” (Smith) Wiker, and significant other, Carlton Hedani; nephews, Matthew “Matt-Man” Wiker, and Kevin Smith, both of whom he had a very special bond with, and Zachary Wiker; many cousins, and countless friends, including those he worked closely with at Proctor and Gamble.
 
An informal celebration of life event will be held by Patricia Young, at Merli-Sarnoski Park, in Greenfield Township, PA, on Friday, August 6th, 2021, at 3pm.
 
Arrangements by Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 74 N. Main St. Carbondale. Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home website.