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Eric N. Smith

Eric N. Smith, 43, of Albrightsville, formerly of Whitehall, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.   Born in Allentown on October 25, 1978, he was the son of Stacy L. and Barbara A. (Rowlands) Smith.   Eric was a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School Class of 1997.  Most recently, he worked in the maintenance department for Helfrich Apartments, Whitehall.   Eric was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching wrestling and football each weekend with friends.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister: Megan and husband Edwin Renninger, III of Mount Pocono; Grandfather: Ernest Smith; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends he considered family.  He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Robert & Margaret Rowlands and paternal grandmother, Nancy Smith.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington.  Family and friends may pay their respects from 6 to 8PM on Sunday, July 31, and 10 to 11Am on Monday.   Interment will be private.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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A candle was lit in memory of Eric Smith

Linda M Fenstermaker Aug 14 2022 9:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Smith

John Bower Aug 5 2022 6:51 PM

Somewhere there’s an old Polaroid that our grandmother took when Eric was about 4 years old. Stacy has his hand across Eric’s chest trying to hold him still, but he’s squirming like heck trying to get away. And at the moment the photo is shot, Eric is looking into the camera with the biggest smile and expression of unbridled joy. It may sound funny given how much he grew in these four decades since, but that image is still my mental avatar of him: the purest form of the kid I knew.

Josh Smith Aug 1 2022 9:41 AM

Such an amazing guy. Loved working with Eric and golfing with him. Always good for a laugh and a good conversation. He will be greatly missed.

Tony Arcuri Jul 31 2022 9:17 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting Eric through work. He was always happy, did his job, and made work fun. I was fortunate to stay in touch after we didn’t work together. He always cared how you were doing, and was genuine about it. You will be missed my friend.

Todd Woodring Jul 31 2022 8:48 PM

I have so many fond memories of Eric as a teammate, classmate and friend. I’ll always remember his contagious smile. Love and sympathy to the family.

Seth Friebolin Jul 30 2022 1:54 PM

Stacy, Barbara, Megan and your extending family: So, So sorry to read on Eric's passing. He was always friendly and a real nice guy. In still moments may you remember the love and happy times you shared. You are very much in our thoughts.
With Deepest Sympathy, Elaine and Joe Meleski

Elaine Jean Meleski Jul 30 2022 1:03 PM

So sorry to see this. I remember many great conversations with him. Prayer sent to Stacey and Barb.

Steve Hluschak Jul 29 2022 8:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Smith

Amy Fredericks Jul 29 2022 6:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Smith

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