Charles H. Smith
Charles H. Smith

December 14, 1928 - May 6, 2019
Born in South Boston, Virginia
Resided in Annapolis, Maryland
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Charles “Chuck” Harrington Smith, 90, of Annapolis, died peacefully in his home on Monday, May 6, 2019 from cancer. He was the son of the late Charles Henry Smith and Grace (Sharp) Smith.
Chuck was born in South Boston, Virginia, grew up in Washington DC, and attended Western High School. He met his wife, Carolyn W. (Cheney) Smith, while living in Fairway Hills and they married in 1950. They lived almost all of their 67 years of happily married life in Maryland.
After working for Citizens Bank of Maryland for forty years, he retired in 1988 as Senior Vice President, having started as a teller. Early in his marriage, he attended Southeastern University and the American Banking Institute at night to get his degree in bookkeeping. When banking became automated, he became the Head of Data Processing. In the sixties, he was a member of Civitan and served as Vice President and then President.
Predeceased by his beloved wife in 2017, Chuck is survived by their four children: Linda Moreland of North Carolina, Charles “Randy” Smith (Shirley) of Annapolis, Maryland, Sharon Miles (Michael) of Centreville, Maryland, and Brian Smith (Jeanne) of California; two sisters: Jaqueline Smith of Washington DC and Julia Boyd Condon of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren: Kenneth Smith (Kelly), Charles “Robbie” Smith, Shaelyn O’Riordan [née Carolyn Smith], Jeffrey Smith, Tory Hutchins, and Eric Moreland (Laura Phillips); three great-grandchildren: Colby, Carsyn, and Camryn Smith as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Chuck was known for his generosity, gregarious personality, mischievous playfulness (a.k.a.“finkiness”), and eternal optimism. In his retirement he became an accomplished woodworker who created beautiful gifts and furniture for family and friends. He even made wooden toys for hospitalized children. Although he enjoyed boating, it was the belief of his family that most of his boats were actually just big woodworking projects. He and his wife spent many wonderful years traveling this country and Canada together in their RV. Chuck was always appreciative, because he believed that nobody had lived a better life than he.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at 1:00pm at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.LLS.org).

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Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
May 15, 2019
1:00 PM
Burial
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
1911 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD US 21401
May 15, 2019