Daniel Joseph Smith, 66, a resident of the Concrete community, passed away at his home on January 9, 2019.
Daniel was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1952, the son of Jonas & Rita (Murphy) Smith. He was raised in Ashland, PA and attended and graduated from Cardinal Brennan Catholic High School in 1970.
In 1973 he enlisted into the U.S. Army, courageously serving his country for four years, working mostly as an X-Ray Technician.
In 1976 he married Charlotte Todd and from that union his daughter Rita was born. They separated in 1979.
Dan has been a Skagit County resident for over 40 years, residing in Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and for the past 14 years in Concrete. He worked at a variety of occupations in the timber industry until starting a 25 year long career with Hexcel as an aviation parts machinist and supervisor.
Dan was an outdoor enthusiast. He liked hunting, fishing and just going to the mountains, but his daughter and grandchildren where the light of his life.
Dan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rita & Justin Rowe of Concrete; grandchildren, Krissandra Pace and companion Matthew DeZarn, Tyler Labrousse and Morgan Rowe and his great-grandson, Griffin Daniel DeZarn; two brothers, Edward Smith and wife Sharon of Girardville, PA and Jonas Smith of Ashland, PA; several nieces and nephews; His former wife, Charlotte Todd Hutt and her siblings and Laurie Todd (Terry Graham), Bonnie Bowers (Bud) and Richard Todd (Pamela). He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosemarie Smith.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30AM at Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Concrete, interment with full military honors will follow at the Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete.