Joseph Ellsworth Smith, a longtime auto mechanic and a Baltimore County school bus driver for 35 years, died Wednesday at HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie.
He had suffered from dementia and kidney failure. He was 87.
Mr. Smith had worked at several Towson-area businesses repairing cars. For decades he drove students to school in the morning, went to work as an auto mechanic and was back on the school bus in the afternoon driving children home from school, said family members.
"He drove to Ridgely Junior High and Cockeysville Elementary. It was always those two schools as far as I can remember," recalled his daughter, Tracey Franklin of Bowie.