Lester Smith obit page 2 11 Jan 1957
LESTER F. C. SMITH (ronflnufd Krom P»e^ One) doe to Born In Philadelphia. .Mr. Smith played in Ihe school band at Frankford High school. He also was a trombonist with the All-Philadelphia orchestra and played in dance hands. He began taking trombone les- as a youth with encourage- 19.’4 '"'O "ho were band utes directors. • • • HIGH school mu>ic teacher of majored in music education at Temple university where he was «ratiuated in 1940 After grad uat'«". ho .«Pont (our year-, in the '™o playod with a Third ^rmy instrumental group in St ' John's. Newfoundland, for 2«a ypar»- He also played at Army Mr..hases on the Eastern coast of the if' I'nited States. He married the former Lucy by Cox. of Cochranville, Chester county, county, during his Army service Mr. Smith began his teaching teaching career in Marshallton, Del., although he had given private music lessons before entering the service. He wa.s director of music at j f^ast Lampeter school, a 12-grade consolidated school m LancVter eounty, for three years, • • • HE CAME to Pottstown Hi^h school in 1948. Mr. Smith was a member of the Pottstown Band, the Pennsylvania» Bandmaster’s association. Kiwanis “i «'Uib. George V. Amole Post No 47 of the American Leqion; St John’s Assembly. No 28, .\rtisar> Lodee. of Philadelphia as He was a member of the First Presbvterian church and taught the Junior High school group of the church. He was the son of the lat.' P'rederick C. and Barb.nra i Trochs ler) Smith. Surviving with his wife, are one j son. Lynn. 6 ; and one sis^er^ Helen : F. Smith, of Philadelphia. ! Funeral services will he at 2 p. m. Monday at the Wilson Funeral Funeral home. 711 North Frankhn street The Rev. William Guenther pastor of First Presbyterian Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment Interment will be in Highland Mem orial park. Senior High .school will close at 1:34 p. m. Monday so faculty and but staff members can attend the fu- neral. \ concert of the Boyer- town Area Joint band at Senior High school this afternoon was postponed until next Friday.