Lester smith obit page 2 11 Jan 1957

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Lester smith obit page 2 11 Jan 1957 - HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR DIES SUDDENLY Lester...
HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR DIES SUDDENLY Lester F, C. Smith, 43, Stricken at Home RETURNED TO DUTIES AFTER FIRST ATTACK Lester F. C. Smith, Pottslown high school band director and instrumental instrumental music teacher, died of a heart attack at fi:30 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, Feist avenue. He was 43. He had suffered from a heart condition since Sept. Ifi. 1955, when stricken as he was preparing to appear with the band in a parado LESTER F. C. SMITH for dedication of the Route 100 of bypass. Although he returned to full­ time duties in high school within two months, Mr. Smith didn't march with the hand. He rode in a car following tha band on the last Veterans Day parade parade Nov. 11. a up the HE AI^SO was teachrr of 1 instruments in all Pottstown ele* mentary schools. He became high school band director and instrumental instrumental teacher nine years ago. During his years as director, tho Senior High school band won six first prizes at the annual AAA safety patrol congress competition in Washington. D. C. Each year he directed the hand, some band member* qualified for membership in the Southeastern district band of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Educators association. Mr Smith maintained a normal schedule Wednesday, before his death yesterday. HP! LED the band in a rehearsal, attended two teachers' meetings, the met with high school twirlers and of color guard members in the eve- ning and later attended the Com(Continued munity concert. told his wife, Lucy, on Wednesday night that he felt fine, (Continued on r*ge rire)

Clipped from The Mercury11 Jan 1957, FriPage 1

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania)11 Jan 1957, FriPage 1
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