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Thomas N. Smith

Thomas N. Smith of Holland, PA, passed away with family by his side on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Abington Hospital. He was 83 years old.

Born in Fishtown, Tom was the beloved husband of Edna M. Smith (Broomhead) for 62 years, son of the late Francis and Jeanne Russ, father of the late Thomas F. Smith.

A long-term resident of both Fishtown, Holland, and Avalon, Tom graduated from West Catholic High School, Class of 1955. Tom then worked for well over 50 years in the steel business, creating plenty of customers and friends along the way. Ultimately, he was able to work himself up to his very own business, B&D Steel, which he continued to run successfully until his very last day.

When Tom was not working, he loved spending as much time in Avalon, New Jersey as possible. Whether it was just sitting on the deck enjoying the sun and working on his newspaper puzzles with his cocktail or riding some waves with his grandkids. One of his favorite things to do at the shore was cook Sunday breakfast for the whole family.  Tom was also a huge sports fan, especially of Notre Dame, and the Philadelphia Flyers, which he had season-tickets to for over 40 years. Tom was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council  # 15478, which he spent plenty of time helping out at the church and with other events. Finally, above all else, Tom cherished the time he was able to spend with family.          

Tom and his wife, Edna, loved to travel to amazing places. As the family grew, these vacations became a full family affair, and he cherished the memories shared on these vacations. Tom was also the first person that his grandkids called when they had exciting news because he would be more excited than anyone. Tom was loved by all and will be eternally missed by his friends and family who will continue to cherish every memory.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Edna, his four children, Michael, James and his wife Karen, Lisa Bonner and her husband Joe, Allison Kasten and her husband Dave, as well as his eight grandchildren, Joey and his wife Katie, Ryan and his wife Sarah, Danny and his wife Jess, Madison, Cassidy, Noah, Lauryn, and Andrew, as well as his five great-grandchildren, Dawson, Shae, Emma, Melody, and Tommy. He is also survived by his siblings; Joan Howshall, Jeanne Costello and her husband John and Francis Russ and his wife Meg. Tom was also blessed to have plenty of other friends and family that will help carry on his memory.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings  on Friday, evening  June 18, 2021, at Joseph A Fluehr III Funeral Home  800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro,  from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. and on Saturday at St. Bede The Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd.,  from 10:00am until Words of Remembrance 10:50am  followed by Mass at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s name can be made to St. Bede the Venerable Church at the above address.

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Viewing

    Friday, June 18th, 2021
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Morning Viewing

    Saturday, June 19th, 2021
    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Words of Remembrance

    Saturday, June 19th, 2021
    10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, June 19th, 2021
    11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Graveside Prayer Service

    Saturday, June 19th, 2021

    Our Lady of Grace Cemetery
    1215 Old Lincoln Highway
    Langhorne, PA 19047

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