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William Richard Smedley

March 28, 2015

William Richard Smedley, 74, of Woodbridge VA and formerly of Danville PA passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 in North Arlington VA.  “Bill” was born May 7, 1940 in Danville PA the son of the late Hattie E. and William Harrison Smedley. 

Bill served in the Field Artillery of United States Army, in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam; retiring after 20 years.  He worked as a manager at the Goodyear plant in Lawton Oklahoma for many years, retiring and moving back to New Jersey, after the passing of his wife.  He earned a license as a boat captain, helped out at the Great Bay Marina, and spent many days fishing and teaching his grandchildren to fish.   

He is survived by one son, William Scott Smedley and his wife Danielle of Woodbridge VA.  Also surviving are three grandchildren; Sydney, Aaron, and Cayden. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Carolyn, in 2001 and by one sister, Emma Costa in 2014. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service to be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery Danville PA with the Reverend Nancy Shank, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.  Memorial contributions may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.com).  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA. 


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