Gary W. “Smitty” Smith, 73, of Lebanon, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at his home.

He was born on Wednesday, December 21, 1949, to the late Raymond Smith and Norine Smith (Brown) in Utica, NY.

He was a veteran as a Petty officer in the U.S. Navy, serving from  March 1971 – March 1973. He was a Kutztown State College Graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Biology in May 1977. Gary was a graduate of the 17th Class of the Ross Leffler School of Conservation in June 1978 and served 30 Years at the Pennsylvania Game Commission – Retired Game Warden. He was a PADI Divemaster, Open Water Scuba Instructor, Specialty Instructor (varying Specialties), Certified Underwater Criminal Investigation, and Iron Valley Golf Club employee. Gary was a beloved father, brother, uncle, and friend.

Surviving is children, Todd R. Smith and Jessica R. Smith; brother, David B. Smith, and spouse, Michelle D’Mello Smith; sister, Debra J. LaLonde, and spouse, Michael LaLonde; and niece, Ella R. Smith.

Visitation and a time of gathering will be on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 1-3 PM at Christman’s Funeral Home, Inc., 226 Cumberland Street, Lebanon.

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