David Ray Smith, loved fishing

December 28, 2021

David Ray Smith, 72, of Ellendale passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Bayhealth Hospital, Milford.

Born Aug. 21, 1949, in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late Lyman O’Dell and Jean Margaret Hallstead Smith.

David loved fishing, tinkering around his house, taking care of his yard – he always loved making sure the grass was mowed, and spending time with his family. He truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren especially. He loved to take his grandson Jaxton out on his boat fishing. He also enjoyed listening to Jimmy Buffett (even though Heather stole his CD) and Grateful Dead. He is a graduate of Drexel University and the University of Delaware, and was a proud brother of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

He is survived by his sister, Becky Smith Lowry; his lifelong best friend, Elnor O'Hern; two daughters, Heather Curnoles and her husband Jason Curnoles, and Amber Smith; three grandchildren, Lila, Jaxton and Sophia; nieces and nephew, Katelyn, Daniel, and Molly Lowry; and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Travis Smith; and twin brother, Donald Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society, and thanks to the nurses and doctors of Bayhealth Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to attend David’s funeral service which will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa., with a viewing from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Lake Winola.

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