|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 2000|
3rd child of Frank and Frances Lukas Smeton
CPL US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
In Memory of Charles S. Smeton, Sr.
on his 90th Birthday
(December 24, 1922 - December 24, 2012)
Sadly missed along life's way,
quietly remembered every day...
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you're always there.
His loving wife, Marge, of 42 years;
children, Patricia, Charles, Kenneth (Kathi),
Barbara (Kenneth) and Ronald; grandchildren,
Jennifer, Lauren, Jonathan, Ashley and Lindsay.
~♥~ Father's Day Remembrance ~♥~
Roses grow in Heaven, Lord, pick a bunch for me ~ Place them in my daddy's arms and tell him they're from me ~ Tell him that I love and miss him and when he turns to smile ~ place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while ~ Because remembering him is easy ~ I do it everyday ~ There's an ache within my heart that will never go away.
Loving remembrance of my dad today on the 10th anniversary of his passing. ~♥~
CHARLES S. SMETON, SR.
December 24, 1922 - February 3, 2000
A loving husband/father/grandfather true and kind, Beautiful memories he left behind, Upright and fine in all his ways, a wonderful man to the end of his days. In loving memory of my dear husband, Charles, Sr., who passed away ten years ago today. Your loving wife, Margaret; children, Patricia, Charles, Ronald, Kenneth & Kathi Smeton and Kenneth & Barbara Jones; grandchildren, Jennifer, Lauren & Jonathan Smeton and Ashley & Lindsay Jones. ~♥~
"In Memoriam" printed in today's Baltimore Sun newspaper, February 3, 2010. (Smeton was spelled wrong, I have asked for it to be reprinted)
ŧ♱Ŧ Dad! Happy 10th Angel Day! ŧ♱Ŧ
......❀✿.........FOR MY DAD..........❀✿
Thursday, February 3, 2000 to
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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~♥~ For My Dad! Happy Birthday! ~♥~
★ Christmas Eve ★ December 24th ★
ŧ-(Ŋ`vīŊ)-ŧ "Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. Cherished memories never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they live on in our heart." ஐ Anonymous
ŧ♱Ŧ DEATH NOTICE ŧ♱Ŧ
SMETON, SR., Charles S.
On February 3, 2000, CHARLES S., beloved husband of Margaret Smeton (nee Podracky), devoted father of Patricia, Charles, Jr., Kenneth and Ronald Smeton and Barbara Jones, dear brother of Edward Smeton of TN., Lorraine Avery, Helen Nedrow, Kathleen Dwyer, Shirley Perry, Mary Haupt [Houpt] of CA., Joseph Smeton and the late Dorothy Phelan, dear grandfather of Jennifer, Lauren and Jonathan Smeton, Ashley and Lindsay Jones.
Visitation Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Cvach-Rosedale Funeral Home, 1211 Chesaco Ave. Prayer Service Sunday 4 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 9:15 A.M. at St. Clements Church. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD
Cause of Death:
Place of Death: Franklin Square Hospital, Rosedale, Baltimore County, MD
Death Certificate No:
Date of Burial: Monday, February 7, 2000
~♥~ The Eulogy for Charles S. Smeton ~♥~
By Patricia Smeton, daughter
They say your earliest memories are often your strongest memories. This was especially true for my father. I can remember the many stories he told me over the years.
Of his early childhood in the 1920's and what times were like then. How a quart of milk cost a dime and a loaf of bread cost a nickel.
Of his adolescent years in the 1930's when the country entered the great depression and times were hard for him and his eight brothers and sisters. How he would put newspaper in his shoes when the soles wore thin to make them last a little longer.
Of the 1940's when World War II began and he entered the Army. He told many stories of his experiences in the service and the places he was stationed throughout the United States. When I studied these times in history class in school, I felt I had already seen them through my father's eyes.
He loved to talk of the many states he had visited during and after the war. He could recite the capital of every state in the union and many countries throughout the world. I'm sure this is where my love of travel began. Whenever I would tell him of a new place I was planning to visit, he would rattle off half a dozen interesting facts about the location.
In addition to the many stories, these are my childhood memories of my father and my family. Sunday drives in the country with stops for ice cream. Watching my brothers play baseball. Vacations to Canada and Myrtle Beach and other places. As time went by, cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean.
My father loved to work in his garden. He would share the vegetables he grew with many friends throughout the neighborhood. Then there are the more recent memories with his five grandchildren that he couldn't get enough of.
The snow on the ground outside brings one of my favorite memories of my Dad. Waking up many years ago one Christmas morning, looking out my bedroom window onto the backyard, and seeing the words "Merry Xmas" spelled out in my father's footprints in the snow.
So you see, with all of these great stories and wonderful memories, he's not really gone, because he'll live in our hearts forever.
♥ Edward Paul Smeton, Sr (1918 - 2009)
♥ Dorothy E. Smeton Phelan (1920 - 1994)
♥ Lorraine Marie Smeton Avery (1924 - 2005)
♥ Helen M. Smeton Nedrow (1927 - 2007)
♥ Mary Elizabeth Smeton Houpt (1933 - 2001)
Frank Joseph Smeton (1894 - 1973)
Frances Anna Lukas Smeton (1896 - 1969)
Edward Paul Smeton (1918 - 2009)*
Dorothy E. Smeton Phelan (1920 - 1994)*
Charles Stephen Smeton (1922 - 2000)
Lorraine Marie Smeton Avery (1924 - 2005)*
Helen M. Smeton Nedrow (1927 - 2007)*
Mary Elizabeth Smeton Houpt (1933 - 2001)*
Mary Elizabeth Smeton Houpt (1933 - 2001)*
Joseph Carroll Smeton (1935 - 2010)*
BELOVED HUSBAND FATHER & GRANDFATHER
CHARLES S SMETON
CPL US ARMY
DEC 24, 1922 - FEB 3, 2000
To Add Information:
To contribute information to this memorial (bio, obit, stories, photos and/or burial information), please contact Barbara Smeton Jones.
Find A Grave memorial sponsored on Saturday, May 9, 2009 by daughter, Barbara Smeton Jones.
Note: Cemetery Phone: 410-668-1086 "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" Anthony Brandt
Gardens of Faith Cemetery
Plot: Section: Good Shepherd; Block: 14B; Lot: 332; Unit: 1
GPS (lat/lon): 39.35785, -76.50792
Created by: Barbara Smeton Jones
Record added: Apr 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36098508