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Herbert Anthony Smith

Sunday, October 20,2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

St. Mary Catholic Church


Herbert Anthony Smith , 77, of Funkstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, with family by his side.

Born Friday, September 18, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Herbert F Smith and Lelia G (Rouzer) Smith.

Herb was employed as a Emergency Medical Dispatcher for 30 years, he also served in the Army National Guard in Hagerstown for 6 years. He was a lifetime member of Funkstown Vol. Fire Co. and Community Rescue Service. He was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of  50 years Elva Lorraine Smith; daughter, Regina Lorraine Smith and wife Dawn of Morrisdale, PA; son, Herbert Wayne Smith and husband Curt of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Gloria Keller of Hagerstown, MD; brother-in-law Frank Stockslager and life partner Darla

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Owens; niece Ashley Throckmorton

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 21, 2019, at 10:00 am, at  St. Mary Catholic Church, 224 West Washington Street Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Joseph T. Langan as celebrant.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home,1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Funkstown Fire Company P.O. Box 670 Funkstown, MD 21734 or St. Mary Catholic Church 224 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Lorraine, Herb and Curt, Gina and Debbie, May God give you comfort in the knowledge the Herb is pain free and resting in the loving arms of his Savior. Let the sweet memories of your lives with Herb bring you comfort and peace to your heart and soul. Jo and Bob Prokop Martinsburg, WV

Jo Carol and Bob Prokop
Martinsburg, WV

great picture of Herbie. Lorriane did not hear of his death till Tuesday evening or would have attended viewing. Please know you are in thoughts and prayers as are your children. I love you and hope you find comfort as being pain free and with our Lord.

Cheri Gerhold
Hedgesville, WV

Herb We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Kathy & Laurie

Kathy Curtin/ Laurie Ruck
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest sympathy and many hugs for your family. Seems like it was only yesterday we were all growing up in Funkstown. My memories of y'all are so much a part of my being. You set your sites on Herbie and never deviated. What a great couple you made. What a great asset y'all were to Funkstown in so many different ways. Hugs, Rebecca Hoffman McDaniel Becke

Rebecca Hoffman McDaniel
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Lorraine, Regina, and Herb, My deepest sympathies to you. We have lost a wonderful husband, father, and brother. He was a friend to all who met him and will be deeply missed. While we grieve his loss, God has gained another angel for his kingdom. Love, Gloria

Gloria Keller
Hagerstown, MD

Lorraine and family, our sincere sympathy to you at the passing of Herb. We have many good memories of us working together at FRC. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Lisha

Tom and Lisha Bikle
Boonsboro , Maryland

Lorraine, you are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. May you find peace and comfort knowing that God will be with you at this difficult time. Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. One memory I have is when we were just young school girls, you always said you were going to marry Herbie. You've had a long time together. Tuck those sweet memories in your heart until you and Herbie are reunited. Love you.

Cindy Hinchen
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Dear Lorraine May you and the family find peace in the wonderful memories you hold dear to your heart of Herb. I not only had the pleasure to be personal friends with you and Herb since the early 70's, I had the pleasure to be a co-worker at FRC. I will always remember the vacation in Virginia Beach, the Herb Smith Salt Shaker hug, and many many more good times we had. He will be missed. He certainly made a positive difference to his community. God bless Herb and I know God will be with you as you place Herb in his care. He has earned his wings. Thoughts and prayers. Verna Brown

Verna Brown
Waynesboro, PA

Lorraine, I am so sorry to learn of Herb's passing. He was a good man and servant of his community. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Love to you all. Tom

Tom Brown
Hagerstown, Maryland

Sympathy to you, Curt, and your entire family at this sad time... may he rest in piece...

Joseph Stout
Seminole, Florida

It was great working with Herb at FRC, always had a smile on his face. Rest easy my friend.

Tim Gargana
Falling Waters , WV

I am so sorry for the kids of your husband and Father. He was such a giving and loving man. He was a terrific dispatcher. I enjoyed sitting at the old dispatch center. I know he was not well when I last saw him. May God comfort you in your time of grief.

Allison Fischer
Hagerstown , Maryland

So sorry to hear of Herb's passing; My condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with him as an Emergence Medical Dispatcher and volunteering with him at Community Rescue Service. He was always jovial and great to be around. God bless.

Don Bolyard
Hagerstown, MD

Lorraine, Herb and Regina I am heart broken to be reading this. All my memories of Funkstown include this special couple, Herbie and Lorraine. He was a wonderful person who will be missed by so many. Funkstown fire department will not be the same, but he has left a legacy there. My prayer for you all is that your faith will bring you comfort and peace. Please accept my sincere condolences and love. Lois Shoemaker

Lois Shoemaker
Lewes, Delaware

Condolences to Aunt Lorraine and Cousins Herb and Regina. This is one of the hardest things to happen in one’s life,. I know that all of you have God in your lives and you know that Uncle Herb is now in Heaven with is Dad and Mom and that we all have the assurance that we will all me again with our loved ones that have gone before us. Uncle Herb was a great guy and I was glad to have him has my Uncle. May God Bless all of you during these trying times.

William Owens
Belcamp, MD

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