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Paul Leroy Smithers

Friday, May 5, 2020 Funeral Home will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home




Paul Leroy Smithers, 93, of Greencastle, PA and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Born Sunday, September 5, 1926 in Patterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Clarence F. Smithers and the late Eleanor (Sommers) Smithers.

Paul was a veteran of World War II where he served as part of the Armed Guard in the U.S. Navy. He was awarded the American Theatre Medal, European Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific medal and the Victory Medal. Paul was employed with Mack Truck as a Section Supervisor retiring after 25 years of service. Paul was a member of St. Mark's Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Greencastle, PA, Mack Truck Management Club, Mack Trucks Golden Bulldogs, and a lifetime member of the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, and the VFW Post 6319, Greencastle, PA. Paul was an avid fisherman and loved to fish the Florida Keys. He also loved his garden, planting many vegetables and flowers. He loved antiques and restoring antique furniture, especially caning chairs.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Laubs and husband Mike of Chambersburg, PA; sister, Catherine Arians of Hanover, PA; three granddaughters, Theresa Stinson and husband Kenny, Heather Margarito-Rinehart, Laura Penwell and husband Kevin; grandson, Matthew Laubs; seven great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa Kopsel Smithers; second wife, Mary A. Smithers; four brothers and one sister.

Private graveside services will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, PA.

The funeral home will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 8, 2020.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Theresa & Family, our sympathy for the loss of your grandfather. May you find comfort in happy memories of him.

Judy & Dana Keckler
Greencastle , PA

Rest in peace Uncle Paul. To Patty and the family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John and Missy Arians

Rest In Peace, Uncle Paul. Love and prayers to Patty and the family.

Bruce & Christine Arians
Eatonton, Ga

I had the pleasure of working with Paul at Mack Trucks. He was a great guy who will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest condolences go out to his family.

Tom Borum
Hagerstown, MD

I have lots of fond memories of Paul when I was young. May he rest in peace and my deepest condolences to his family.

Francine Nelson
Pt Charlotte, FL

Dennis and Jean Arians
Hanover, Pa.

I remember Uncle Paul as always having a big smile, extremely happy and optimistic. We welcomed him as our 2nd Uncle Paul. Our Aunt Mary was very proud and happy prior to her departure and Uncle Paul comforted her during that time. He was a good man and he will live in our hearts forever. Enjoy your new home Uncle Paul with God. I’m sure He made a special place for you. May you rest peacefully now. It’s now time for God to enjoy your presence as we had our turn to enjoy you. May God Bless you and hold you in his hands. Your Nephew , Ron

Ron Zastocki
Old Bridge , NJ

Patty you and your family have our sincere sympathies with the loss of your Dad. We cannot be with you in person however we will be with you in spirit. Sending our love and prayers.

Rosanne Hansen
Ammon, ID

Thinking about you all. Sorry for your loss.

Eric Oberholzer
Greencastle , Pa

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