"It was like giving a Sunday sermon when he sang," she said of her husband, who occasionally chose specific hymns, such as "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled," for his congregations. "It was religious testimony. His words were always understood," she added.
Among the churches where he sang on Sundays and at special occasions were the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Center City; the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown; the Haddonfield, N.J., United Methodist Church; Presbyterian Church of Moorestown; Presbyterian Church of Woodbury, N.J.; and the Ocean City, N.J., United Methodist Church.
He also sang in concerts and operas, once for four straight hours in a musical production at Haddonfield Methodist Church after stepping in at the last minute for one of the principal singers who had become ill.
He performed with the Wilmington, Del., Opera Co., the Philadelphia Oratorio Choir and the former Showmen Quartet in Philadelphia.
His voice is heard on a recording of Lutheran Church hymns.
Though he sang mainly out of love for music, his musical fees were earmarked for college educations for his children, his wife said.
Smith recently was appointed a member of the board of directors at the Haddonfield School of Creative and Performing Arts.
He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, and he was a member of Audubon Lodge 218 F&AM and the Royal Arch Masons Siloam Chapter 19 of Cherry Hill.
Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Judith Fees and Barbara Smith; a son, A. Dallas Jr.; two brothers, John C. and William R.; and three sisters, Florence Ketcham, Edith Fink and Celosia Neville.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, White Horse Pike and Lafayette Road, Audubon, where friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Friends also may call from 7 to 9 tonight at Foster's Funeral Home, 250 White Horse Pike, Audubon. Masonic services will be at 7:15 tonight.
Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
ALBERT E. CONRAD
Albert E. Conrad, a retired custom tailor, died in an auto accident in Lancaster last Thursday. He was 91 and had moved from Narberth to Brethren Village Retirement Home in Lancaster about a year ago.
Conrad retired last year as a custom tailor for English-American Tailoring Co. Despite his age, he remained active and was on his way to play golf with friends at the time of the accident.
He was a Navy veteran of World War I.
He was the widower of Myrtle Leibhart Conrad.
Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Conrad Bostwick, Edna G. Conrad and Lillian Conrad.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. Burial was private.
REGINA E. TAFE
Regina E. Mahoney Tafe, an Olney homemaker, died Monday. Her age was not disclosed.
She was the wife of the late Harry E. Tafe.
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret A. Morgan; two sons, Harry J. and Joseph H.; and six grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of St. Helena, 6161 N. 5th St. Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. at Geitner's Funeral Home, Godfrey Avenue and Lawrence Street. Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Route 1 Bypass and Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, Bucks County.
PAULINE C. HOLLOMAN
Pauline C. Holloman, a day worker, died Tuesday. She was 61 and lived in West Philadelphia.
Holloman is survived by two daughters, Geraldine T. Jones and Gloria B. Holloway; a son, John E. Holloway; a sister, Mary Smith; and nine grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 1030 N. 48th St. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will be in Old Cathedral Cemetery behind the church.