George Thomas Smith, Jr.

George Thomas Smith, Jr., 70, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Falls Church, VA, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Born and raised in Falls Church, VA, George was the son of the late George Thomas, Sr. and Manila (Malcolm) Smith.

He attended Shepherd College, earning a Bachelor’s degree, and was a proud member of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. George, a talented musician, was a dedicated member of the Pomona Concert Band and the Ontario Chaffey Community Band, both based in California. George’s quick wit and dry sense of humor made him well-known throughout the community and a friend to many.

George is survived by his wife of 44 years, Athena (Karas) Smith; his daughter, Valerie Campbell and her husband, Nick, of Thousand Oaks, CA; and his grandchildren, Macy and Malcolm.

Services and burial will be private.


Submitted by Sharon Goretsky... on
Oh Athena I'm so sorry to learn this. I remember how happy you were at your wedding--you had found the musician of your dreams. May his memory be a blessing to you and your daughter and her family.

Submitted by Steve & Kathy P... on
Athena and family, Kathy and I deeply saddened by GT's passing. We are so happy that we had such a great day together at Shepherd's Homecoming a few weeks ago. A cherished memory for us all for sure. I will miss my brother in Delta Sigma Pi very much.

Submitted by Bob and Lynda L... on
Bob and I are very saddened at the loss of GT. we are so happy that we got to spend time with him just a few weeks ago. We will always cherish The memories we have with GT. May God give you strength during this difficult time

Submitted by Randy Flood on
So saddened to learn of GT's passing. Enjoyed many great times with him in college and at reunions throughout the years. Deepest sympathy and condolences to Athena during this difficult time.

Submitted by Linda Mangold on
Athena, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Robert Algeni on
Athena My condolences to you and Valerie. I so sad to hear the news. Take good care of yourself and reach out if you wish to talk. God Bless Robert

Submitted by Karl Smith on
Dear Athena, Valerie, Nick, Macy, and Malcolm, Very sorry for your loss. I still have warm family memories of growing up near GT and his parents in DC and then VA, together with him at VA Tech, then reconnecting years later with him and your family via Facebook. My deepest sympathies along with my thoughts and prayers as you learn to adjust to not having his unique personality in your lives. Love, Cousin Karl

Submitted by Cheryl Drohan on
Dear Athena, I am so very sorry to hear about your husbands passing. Sending you and your family my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Cheryl Drohan

Submitted by Evangeline Gatti on
Dear Athena, I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. Sending you best wishes during this very difficult time.

Submitted by Carol Hiller on
Dear Athena, I am so sorry and saddened by the news of your husbands passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Submitted by Margo E. B. Woodacre on
Athena, George was such a positive addition to our community. When our paths crossed, his smile always brightened my day! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, Margo Woodacre

Submitted by Stephen Purvis on
May you Rest In Peace Tom!