A memorial service for Joseph H. Smith, a retired private switchboard installer and repairman for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fork Christian Church, Sunshine Avenue and Stoney Batter Road.
Mr. Smith, who was 69 and a native of Fork, died Oct. 8 of cancer at the home of his daughter, Marie Loretta, in Newbury Park, Calif.
He retired from the telephone company about seven years ago after 43 years of service.
Mr. Smith was educated at the Fork Elementary School and at St. Stephen's High School in Bradshaw.
He served as a merchant seaman during World War II.
Fond of archery as a young man, Mr. Smith was active in the Fork Fieldmen archery club and liked to hunt deer with bow and gun.