Richard L. Smith, 86, fleet sales manager

October 11, 2003

Richard L. Smith, a retired fleet sales manager who enjoyed traveling, died of pulmonary hypertension Tuesday at his Reisterstown home. He was 86.

Mr. Smith was born in Littlestown, Pa., raised in South Baltimore and graduated from Southern High School.

He began his career in truck sales at Auto- Car. He went to work in 1955 for Cummins Mid-Atlantic on Washington Boulevard. Called Mr. Cummins by colleagues, he was fleet sales manager when he retired in 1982.

He enjoyed traveling with family and friends and doing odd jobs around his house.

Mr. Smith was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane in Glyndon, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, the former Virginia Parker; a son, Richard Smith of Eldersburg; two daughters, Beverly Pitts of Westminster and Janice Silcott of Reisterstown; a brother, Charles Smith of Eldersburg; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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