Thomas W. Smith, Sr. – 08/22/2020

August 25th, 2020

Thomas W. Smith, Sr., 78, of Boothwyn passed away on August 21st at Crozer Chester Medical Center.  Tom was born in Philadelphia to the late Walter and Hazel (Armbruster) Smith.  He worked for many years as an auto mechanic. Tom enjoyed playing darts, attending car shows and listening to Elvis. When at home, he could often be found relaxing on the patio enjoying a cup of Wawa coffee. He was equal parts resilient, kind, loyal and loving. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by many.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Walter and Ervin Smith.  He is survived by his spouse, Gloria; Children, Fred (Dana) of Royersford, PA, Thomas Jr. (Lauren) of New Britain, PA, Joyce Daniels (Aubrey) of Marcus Hook, Donald Paterson of Boothwyn; grandchildren, Adelyne, Erica, and Alissa; sister, Anna Sands-Smith of Gibbstown, NJ; nieces, and nephews.

A private service will be held at the families request.  Donations in his name can be made to the American Heart Association at

30 thoughts on “Thomas W. Smith, Sr. – 08/22/2020

  • By Mr.&Mrs. Larry Scarpato Jr. on

    R.I.P. Tom I cant beleive you are gone you were a great man!! You always said hi very frendly!!! Erica will miss you dearly!! Watch over her!!!

  • By Alissa on

    Every morning we would begin our day with good morning how ya doin alright and give each other a high five.
    I never thought the time would come that we would all be standing here saying goodbye to my poppop. I really thought he would live forever. Every time he got sick he would literally bounce back to his normal self. Whenever I would get smart he would say I’ll put you over my knee girl thankfully that never happened lol. My poppop taught me how to use a drill, how to check the air pressure in my car multiple times, and he told me the next time we go to Walmart he would help me buy windshield wipers. My poppop loved to sit on the porch and wave to everyone. He especially loved to do his little squirrel call
    “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” We all have special memories with poppop

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Beautifully put my beautiful niece he’s flying with the angels now

  • By John Montella on

    I will miss waving and talking to my buddy everyday on the porch

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you very much Mr&Mrs Montella for all you thoughts and prayers things surely will be different

      • By Joyce on

        Thank you for your kind words. He will be watching over us all.

  • By Donald J Paterson on

    Your in heaven now causing trouble up there now with all our family and friends that have gone before you. I’ll make sure Mom is raking care of and the rest of the family Erica says live and miss you poppop see you again someday ❤😞

  • By Jackie Anastasia on

    Gloria I’m so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times it will help you get through this. You and the family are in my prayers.

    • By Joyce on

      Thank You Mrs Jackie

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      thank you very much for your kind on behalf of the family

  • By Donna Leary on

    I am so so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great friend and was always there to lend a helping hand and advise me if I needed help fixing anything. He was always on the front porch enjoying the sun shine and always had a hello for you. I am going to miss him as I already do.
    My heart goes out to his family, No words can express the pain you feel, just remember the good times that you had together and be happy. He is now in a good place and no longer suffering, He is now your guardian angel and will watch over you forever.

    • By Joyce on

      Thank you so much Mrs Donna for everything you have done for Our Family

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you so much mrs donna you truly are a great friend to my mom and the family

  • By Bill long on

    Sorry for your loss

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you so much on behalf of the family

  • By Bob y Hughes on

    Gloria, Joyce and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a kind and caring man who will be missed dearly by friends and neighbors. God bless you all.

    • By Joyce on

      Thank you so much

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you so much

  • By Victor C Simpkiss III on

    Going to the car shows and flea markets is no gonna be the same without you buddy. Until we meet again.

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you so much he will continue to watch over us all

  • By Heather on

    I’m at lost of words. You were my bestfriend and grandfather wrapped into one. When I work now, all I can think about is getting you an cup of tea. I love you and will miss you forever

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you he’s continuing to watch over us all

  • By Joyce and Aubrey Daniels on

    I still can’t believe your gone. This still doesn’t seem real. I didn’t leave your side that dreadful day. I know you are no longer suffering. A part of us went with you. Please continue to watch over in heaven as you did here on earth. We will always love and miss you!

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Still can’t believe it’s real we have to stay strong for the family especially mom

  • By Sarah M Henry on

    My heart goes out to all the family, especially immediate family. God and your faith will get you through. Always in my prayers. Hugs all around.

    • By Joyce on

      Thank you Aunt Sarah we love you

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you Aunt Sarah he truly will be missed but one day we’ll all be together again love you and stay well

  • By Vena Thompson on

    Sorry for your loss. Mr. Tom you will definitely be missed.

    • By Joyce on

      Thank you Mrs Vena

    • By Donald J Paterson on

      Thank you so much Mrs Vena

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