Ralph A. "Pete" Smith

August 21, 1938 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 83)


Ralph A. " Pete" Smith, 83, of Blanchard, passed away at his home on Tuesday September 21, 2021. He was born on August 21, 1938 in Lock Haven, a son of the late Clair and Edith Smith Aikey. On April 20, 1985 he was united in marriage to Holly Johnson. 

Pete enjoyed hunting, was an avid fisherman, and was quite good at throwing darts and horseshoes. He was a self employed logger for many years in the area and was employed by the Local 824 Labor Union for the last five of his working years.

Pete is survived by his wife Holly, a son, Russell C. ( Kim ) Smith of Montgomery, step-son, Richard "Rick" ( Cherish ) McAulay Jr. of Howard, three daughters, Tina (Kenneth) Schenck Jr. of Mill Hall, Tammy Gallagher and Shelly (Chuck) Bloom all of Lock Haven, a brother, William "Bill" Aikey, a sister, Diane Lukehart, both of Mill Hall. He also leaves behind six grandsons and five granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren.

Per his wishes all services will be private at the families convenience with burial at Hays-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek. In lieu of flowers the family requests you plant a tree in memory of Pete. Online condolences may be made at

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