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Phillip “Phil” Alan Smith

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Phillip “Phil” Alan Smith, 73, beloved fiancé, father, stepfather, and grandfather left us suddenly to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.  Born in Enola, PA on March 11, 1950, to the late Charlton J. and Margaret Winefred Smith, he was a proud graduate of East Pennsboro High School and Penn State University.  He served his country in the US Navy, the US Navy Reserves, and the US Air Force before working for the PA Department of Aging prior to his retirement.   

Phil had enjoyed “summering” in Enola, PA and “wintering” in Lady Lake, Florida.  He was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Penn State Alumni Association, Nittany Lion Club, East Pennsboro Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion, VFW, Enola Sportsmen’s Association, Verhovay Club, West Shore Elks, Marysville Moose, and AMVETS.   

Phil was preceded in death by his second wife Billi Jo and his cherished dog Daisy. He leaves to celebrate his life, his fiancée Frances (Kline) Davis who he was so excited to wed on November 25th, 2023.  He is also survived by his beloved son, Cory Smith (wife Angela), stepdaughter Kelli Fry (husband Andrew), and his seven grandchildren. He is deeply missed by his sister Janet Bitting (husband Carl), brother Richard Smith (wife Karen), sister Carol Peganoff, nieces and nephews, and close cousin Jim Smith. 

Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 225 Salt Road in Enola, PA 17025 on Tuesday, November 21 at 9:30am, with Mass following at 10:30am.  Phil will be laid to rest with full military honors at 12:30pm at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, 60 Indiantown Gap Rd., Annville, PA 17003, followed by a luncheon back at the church.  

Those who knew and loved Phil are aware there are no words big enough to describe both his love of life and love for the countless others with whom he counted as family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, Phil would love if donations were sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, any Veteran-related support organization, the American Heart Association, or to a charity of your choice.  

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.

6 comments on “Phillip “Phil” Alan Smith”

  1. Dear Franny, my heart aches for you for the loss of your loved one. I never had the opportunity to meet Phil, but I know how happy you were to have him in your life. Sending love, hugs, and heartfelt condolences to you and Phil’s family. Love, Jackie.

  2. The deepest sympathies to Phil’s family, friends and especially Fran. Fran, I’ve never met you, but you must be an extra special person. It is so hard to believe he’s gone. He was a great friend and former classmate. One thing I’ll always remember was how proud he was that he could still wear his class jacket. And the class picnics at his home were great. Ray and I enjoyed them so much.
    Heartfelt hugs and sympathy,

  3. Sending my deepest sympathy to Phils family. He had the best reunion summer picnics at his home, he cared, and he worked hard to keep in touch with our classmates’. We will miss you, rest in peace.

  4. I miss him so much, I don’t know why this had to happen too soon.. My memory of him was going over to his house for Christmas. And hanging out with him and Daisy. We all miss you so much and really hope you we’re still ailve. I miss you so much Grandpa 🙁

  5. No words can articulate the palpable void we feel since Phil’s sudden and unexpected passing. He will be deeply missed by my family and so many others. May he rest peacefully. Too soon gone, never forgotten.

  6. Phil was my brother-in-law, married to my sister Billi Jo. He always welcomed us into his home and became a part of our family. I am saddened at his sudden passing and extend my condolences to the rest of his family.

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