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Mark Smith

Mark Hankinson Smith

1943 - 2020
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Obituary

Mark Hankinson Smith, of Darlington, MD, passed away on November 19, 2020. He was 77.

Mr. Smith was born in Havre de Grace, MD, the son of the late Nathan Delwyn Smith and Ruth Bowman Smith Hopkins. He was the devoted husband of 42 years to Edith DeYoung Smith, loving brother of Linda Smith Ropelewski, the late David Smith and Nathan “Dee” Smith.

Mark was a lifetime resident of Harford County. He was a graduate of Bel Air High School, Class of 1961, where he was a noted baseball player. He served in the Maryland National Guard and was a member of the National Guard Competition Rifle Team. He worked at Conowingo Dam as a Turbine Operator, Information Assistant, and later as Assistant Property Agent until his retirement.

Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved any activities on the water. He was captain of the charter boat Gypsy Girl out of Indian River Inlet, fishing for marlin, dolphin fish and bluefish. He designed a boat specifically for rock fishing in the Susquehanna River which was built by Tom Hartenstine. In his final years, he enjoyed precision target shooting. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the International Gamefish Association. He is remembered by friends and family, including many nieces and nephews, for his wonderful voice and fascinating stories.

A celebration of life will be held on a later date. Contributions may be made in his memory to Duck’s Unlimited Maryland Chapter or Disabled American Veterans. Messages of condolences and memories to share may be made at www.zellmanfuneralhome.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Darlington Cemetery
    Address
    Shuresville Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Services will be held at the graveside.
    Officiant
    Dr. Bob Clipp
  • Interment

    Location
    Darlington Cemetery
    Address
    Shuresville Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Richard Wade

Posted at 11:03am
My condolences to Edie and the rest of Mark's family.
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Richard Wade

Posted at 11:02am
Rest in peace my old friend. Tight lines, light breezes, blue seas and good friends to you from now on.
TH

todd holden

Posted at 11:19am
Mark was truly a county Legend...known far and wide...sincere condolences to his family and friends.
DB

David Billings

Posted at 10:35am
My thoughts and prayers are with you Eddie and also with all who were affected by a man who made our lives so much more interesting.
CE

Cynthia Eckman

Posted at 02:00pm
Condolences to Mark's family.

I worked with him many years at Conowingo Dam.

Mel Shaub
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