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Keith H. Smith

September 27, 1934 — October 10, 2022

Keith H. Smith

Keith Howard Smith, 88, formerly of Saegertown, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2022 at Wesbury United Methodist Home in Meadville.

Keith was born in Derby, England on September 27, 1934, a son of Alfred and Dora Smith.

He attended Derby School and obtained a degree in engineering through British Rail and the Derby Institute of Technology.

Keith married Teresa (Tessa) Hobbs on July 30, 1960. He went on to work in the cutting tool industry with companies in England and Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1967, and eventually joined the Greenleaf Corporation in 1976. After 25 years with Greenleaf, Keith retired in 2000 as the Director of International Sales and Marketing.

Keith embraced life with a wonderful sense of adventure and was an active sportsman, with interests in rock and mountain climbing, skiing, motorcycling, sailing, competitive horseback riding, and hunting. In his retirement, he and Tessa successfully owned and operated Lynnhill Llewellin Setters, a breeding kennel for pedigreed hunting dogs. Keith was also passionate about music and playing blues guitar, and he participated in the local music community during his retirement.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, their five children and their spouses: Joanna (Pete) Toothaker, Jonathan (Laura) Smith, Julian Scott Smith, Jane Smith, and James Smith; his son Mark Hancock from a previous marriage; and his grandchildren: Charlie and Daniel Toothaker, and Adam Hancock.

Keith is preceded in death by his former wife, Sheila Hancock.

A celebration of Keith’s life will be planned at a later date at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Keith's memory to the Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.

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