Dennis G. Smith, 65, of Upper Nazareth Township went home to the Lord Friday, April 24, 2020 at his residence. He was the husband of Joanne (Jordan) Smith. He was born in Fountain Hill on Dec. 27, 1954 to Albert John and Shirley Ann (Trobetsky) Smith of Nazareth. He was a graduate of West Chester University, earning dual master’s degrees. Dennis was an educator in the chorus department of the Saucon Valley School District from 1977 until his retirement in 2012. He always challenged his students and believed in them, sometimes more than they believed in themselves. His plaque on the chorus room piano read, “WE ALL HAVE THE DESIRE TO WIN; BUT, DO WE ALL HAVE THE DESIRE TO PREPARE TO WIN.” His award-winning chorus won countless awards in adjudicated competitions. After his retirement, he was a dedicated and respected funeral attendant at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown. Dennis was a faith-filled member of Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth, where he served on the Board of Elders and on various governing bodies. He was attentive to physical fitness and went to the gym every day. Dennis was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
In addition to his loving wife of 31 years last September; and parents; son: Jordan T. (Cassie A.) Smith of Madison, N.J.; brother: Ronald Lee (Susan) Smith of York and their children: Christina Smith and her two children: Tyler and Sara, Emily (Justin) Knabb and Lindsay Smith.
Family and friends are invited to a guided remembrance from attendees’ cars on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown. Due to the anticipated number of vehicles, please use the ENTRANCE at 301 Front Street, Hellertown, into the funeral home’s parking area. The funeral service will be held privately for immediate family. The interment will be at God’s Acre at Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth. Online expressions of sympathy and video tribute can be found at HeintzelmanCares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory for a digital outdoor sign at Schoeneck Moravian Church, care of the funeral home, 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055. Please make all checks payable to Schoeneck Moravian Church.