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Trafford W Smith

October 17, 1927 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 94)

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Trafford W. "Tap" Smith, age 94, of Duncansville, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Hillview Heathcare Center, Altoona. He was born October 17, 1927 in Altoona, son of the late Raymond H. and Carrie Elizabeth (Franklin) Smith. He was preceded in death by two wives: Audrey L. Chappelle in 1977 and Pauline E. "Dot" Sell in 2019. 

Surviving are a daughter, Margie Biddle (Ed) of Altoona; four step-daughters: Joyce Smith (Herb) of Donnertown, Bonnie Hammel (Gary) of Donnertown, Jody Harker (Dwayne) of Hollidaysburg, and Tracie Dick (Steve) of Roaring Spring; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; a sister, Pauline Eger of Carson Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Judy Miller, Levina "Biney" Hazenstab, an infant sister Gloria; and 7 brothers: Vian, Harry, Raymond Jr "Mick", Terry "Ears", Clayton "Boog", Donald "Skeets", and Daniel "Hoon". 

Tap was a US Army veteran, serving during WWII.  He retired from the A&P Warehouse. 

He enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling.

Friends will be received on Thurs., June 23, 2022 from 5 until the 7pm funeral service, with Military Honors accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Duncansville. Interment will take place at Leamersville - Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Cure SMA (925 Busse Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007). Trafford was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Lily Kennedy, who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 23, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
1218 Fourth Avenue
Duncansville, PA 16635

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 23, 2022

7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
1218 Fourth Avenue
Duncansville, PA 16635

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