CENTREVILLE John Smiley Nash, a farmer of Arrowhead Farm, Centreville, died unexpectedly Jan. 29, 2008, of complications of Lyme disease.
Born Jan. 28, 1938, in Bucks County, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Edgar and Jane Gessner Nash, also of Centreville. He moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1957.
Mr. Nash is survived by his brother, Howard G. Nash and his wife Melba of St. Michaels; two sisters, Julia J. Murphy of Preston, and Florence N. Lednum and her husband Wendell of Cordova; four nieces, Deborah Bridges of McDaniel, Mary Camper of Royal Oak, Dawn R. Weisbord of Narberth, Pa., and Holly Ireland of Easton; and two nephews, Charles Murphy of Chicago and Andrew Murphy of Lebanon, Pa.
John was a principled man of simple means who was a steward of the land his entire life. He was a quiet person with a keen sense of humor, a hard worker, and an angel in disguise who provided kindness whenever and wherever he was led, from clearing his neighbors' driveways after a snow storm, to helping reap an injured fellow farmer's field, to helping clean up after a friend's devastating fire, and bringing apples and plants to those he admired. He will be sorely missed, as the world was a better place for anyone who knew and loved him.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-County Ruritan Club, c/o William J. Callahan, 12423 Church Lane, Cordova, MD 21625.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Easton. www.fhnfuneralhome.com