George Smith


George Smith, 71, one of the longest surviving kidney-dialysis patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center, died March 2 at the hospital after a long illness.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held March 7 at the Cornerstone Church of Christ, 4200 Park Heights Ave.

Mr. Smith, who lived in West Baltimore, was employed by the Barton Cement Co. for 40 years until his retirement in 1975.

He had been a kidney-dialysis patient at University for 15 years, and was remembered by staff members there for his courage, patience and willingness to assist other dialysis patients.

Mr. Smith's family said that for several years he took other patients to and from the hospital without charge.

Survivors include his wife, Lessie Anderson Smith; a daughter, Ollie Davis of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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