Glenn M. Smith, computer specialist

March 4

Glenn M. Smith, a computer specialist for the Veterans Administration, died Feb. 6 at Sunrise of McLean assisted-living center. He was 96.

The cause was a brain tumor, said his daughter Peggy S. Brand.

Mr. Smith began his VA career after World War II and retired in 1975. During his years at the agency, now called the Department of Veterans Affairs, he learned uses of computers and helped convert VA records to electronic files.

Glenn Marshall Smith was born in Bakersville, N.C., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He relocated to the Washington area after the war and lived many years in McLean.

His avocations included growing roses and peaches in his garden, as well as fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. He was a singer and soloist at Grace Reformed Church in Washington.

His wife, Margaret Thomas Smith, whom he married in 1943, died in 2009. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy S. Brand of East Lansing, Mich., and Deborah Smith-Kibler of Baltimore; a sister; and one granddaughter.

— Bart Barnes

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