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H. Allen Smith

Thursday, June 29, 1961Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sergeant First Class H. Allen Smith, U.S. Army, Retired, 57, a resident of Mountain Top, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 07, 2019, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

His loving wife is Joanne Powell-Smith. Allen and Joanne would have celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on November 1st.

Born on June 29, 1961, in Geneva, Alabama, Allen was the son of the late Herbert Smith and Hazel (King) Smith Langley.

Allen was a graduate of DuBois High School, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

A proud United States Army veteran, Allen honorably served his country for over 20 years. He was recipient of countless awards and decorations, merits of honor, and accolades. Upon his retirement on December 31, 2002, Allen had attained the rank of Sergeant First Class of the United States Army.

Following his military career, Allen went on to work as a Veterans Employment Representative for Pennsylvania CareerLink, Wilkes-Barre, retiring from there last year.

Allen was a member of the Wilkes-Barre Rifle and Pistol Club. His passion for shooting led him to shoot competitively, and he passed his passion for shooting on to each of his children. He also enjoyed working out at NEPA CrossFit, where he was a regular; riding his motorcycle; hiking; and rooting on his favorite football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Above all, Allen’s greatest joy in life was his family, and the love and devotion he had for his wife, children, and grandchildren was unwavering.

In addition to his wife, Joanne, Allen is survived by his four children, James Smith and his wife, Kristina, Virginia; Kristina Smith, North Carolina; Nicholas Powell, Mountain Top; and Nathanael Smith,  Mountain Top; his four grandchildren; his sister, Robin Weible, South Carolina; his brothers, Carl Langley and Donald Langley, both of Alabama; as well as his nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Allen’s funeral service which will be celebrated on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, with the Reverend Marcelle Dotson, family friend, officiating. At the conclusion of the funeral service, Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Family and Friends are invited to Allen’s viewing which will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, and again on Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:00 AM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Smith Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

The family has kindly requested that flowers be omitted. They would be honored if you would consider giving a contribution in Allen’s memory to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, C/O Commission on Economic Opportunity, 165 Amber Lane, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

 

Service Date
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:00am
Services

A viewing for Allen will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

There will be an additional viewing on Friday morning, April 12, 2019, from 10:30 to 11:00 AM, at the funeral home. Allen’s funeral service will commence 11:00 AM. The Reverend Marcelle Dotson, family friend, will officiate the funeral service.

At the conclusion of the funeral service, Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Following the funeral service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the funeral home.

 

Location

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Condolences

Very sad to learn of Allen's passing. I respected him so much and appreciated his professionalism. He is and will continue to be sorely missed. Prayers and thoughts for all his family. Jonathan Scott
Joanne and family. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you during this rough time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Allen will be missed dearly but his legacy and memories will live on forever. God Bless all of you. Theresa Van Der Hoeven
All the Klingons howled because a Warrior had departed. We lost a true warrior brother. Smitrock loved all of us who worked with him and around him. Smitrock and I shared the same birthday. He taught me about "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," how to lose gracefully and not so gracefully in racquetball, and the importance of the four food groups; Redman, Nutter Butters, Coffee, and Dr. Pepper. He taught me to always offer a way out for people. He loved the "tweek factor" of a good ambush. And "The king cut all their left hands off so they would be 'Alrighty then!'" He was everyone's mentor, friend, and comedian. You will be missed, Angel Brother. BAAAAAAA SFC (R) William Hearn
A message of prayers goes out to the family from Philadelphia, PA CareerLink Veterans Staff.
I served with Allen, back when was with the National Guard in Ridgway,Pa. I respected him for all his accomplishments before he even got to our unit. I will miss him on earth now. It is sad that God took a great man so soon it seems. R.I.P. Comrade. Prayers and condolences to his family. Jack Heatherdale
Thank You for your service! My condolences to family and friends! R.I.P. Damon Hoppe
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