Allen J. Smith, 78, of 2884 Mitchell Road, died Friday October 5, 2012, in WCA Hospital.
He was born September 25, 1934 on Jackson Hill in West Springcreek, PA, the son of the late Elmer and Gertrude Algert Smith.
He attended school in West Springcreek, Corry Public Schools, and St. Edwards Parochial School.
He served in the US Air Force for 14 months in Korea during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Campaign Medal with a Battle Participation Star, the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Prior to his retirement in 1997, he was employed by WCA Hospital for 40 years as a respiratory therapist.
He was a past member of the National Fire Protection Association and its member advisory committee and Herman Kent Post #777 American Legion. He was active in local as well as military sports programs.
Surviving are two sons: Bradley (Kathy) Smith of Russell, PA and Todd Smith of Starbrick, PA; five grandchildren: Brook Klancher, Deidre, Bryan, Eric, and Zachary Smith; two brothers: Roger Smith of Jamestown and Lawrence Smith of North Carolina, and several "adopted grandchildren."
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 5 sisters: Juanita Zorn, Betty Munn, Marion Migliaccio, Donna Chapman, and Mildred Carutis, and five brothers: Richard, Robert, Elmer, Harold, and Donald Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. Rev. Dayle F. Keefer will officiate.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to WCA Hospital, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701, or a charity of choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Allen at www.lindfuneralhome.com.