Dr. Norton Paul Smith II of Morgantown died May 30, 2020 after a long illness.
He was born in East Brady, PA, the son of Norton Paul and Audrey Lehner Smith.
After graduation from East Brady High School, he attended California State College where he received a degree in education with a teaching specialty in chemistry. He taught high school chemistry for several years before returning to school to study dentistry at the WVU School of Dentistry. After receiving his DDS degree, he was briefly in private practice prior to joining the faculty at the WVU School of Dentistry where he taught fixed prosthodontics until his retirement. He was also the secretary of the WVU Dental Alumni Association for many years.
Norton had a long affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Order of the Arrow. As an adult he served as a Webelo leader and assistant troop leader. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many hours of hiking, camping, backpacking and canoeing. He also was an amateur radio operator throughout his life and was a member of Mon County Wireless ham club. Norton had an innate curiosity about how and why things worked and enjoyed learning about new developments in science and technology.
He is survived by Janet, his wife of 49 years, and his son Steven and his partner, Suzette, and her sons Aiden and Brenden of Martinsburg, WV. He is also survived by his brother, Michael, and wife, Kathy, and his brother, Mark, and wife, Linda, and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis DeSales Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd with Monsignor Anthony Cincinnati officiating. Burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery, East Brady, PA.
Donations in Norton’s name would be welcomed by the Mountaineer Area Council Boy Scouts of America 1831 Speedway Rd. Fairmont, WV 26554 or the food bank at Scots Run Settlement House 41 Lady Bug Lane Osage, WV 26543.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. To view or express condolences, please visit www.BuecheleFuneralHome.com
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