Smith, Dylan Michael
Birth: Sunday, June 20, 1993
Residence: Prince Frederick, MD
Death: Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the age of 27
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Dylan Michael Smith, 27, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away on August 29th 2020 in Washington D.C. after a 4-year long battle with brain cancer.
Dylan was born at Anne Arundel Hospital to Shari and Carroll Smith on June 20th 1993. He worked as an elevator mechanic for 7 years at Schindler Elevators. He's been a member of Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department since 2008 and was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award, 15 Life Save Awards, 5 Green Cross Awards, 2 Medals of Courage, and a National Medal of Honor by the age of 23. In 2019, the Huntingtown Fire Department named their Rookie of the Year Award, the "Dylan Smith Rookie Firefighter of the Year Award" in his honor.
Dylan was born to be a fireman, and the only things he loved more than fighting fires were, his sister, his parents, his girlfriend, his dog and his friends. He was a hero through and through, and he changed the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was the most selfless, noblest, funniest, loudest, most child-like man this world has seen. He requested that his loved one's cheer on the Orioles and the Titans for him in the coming years.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara and Carroll Smith.
He leaves behind his sister, Hope; his parents, Shari and Carroll; his grandparents, Robert and Carol Young and David Stotler; the love of his life, Brittney Colliflower; their furry son, Brooks; and his godchildren, Charlotte Bittner and Brooks Montgomery.
Following the burial, a wake will be held at Huntingtown Fire Department. Attendees are encouraged to wear sports memorabilia, specifically Orioles and Titans, although Washington sports gear is strictly banned.
Pallbearers will be Justin Bittner, Mike Montgomery Jr., Matt Montgomery, Josh Buckler, Kevin Kady, and Ty Lester.
The remainder of the funds that were generously donated to help pay for Dylan's treatment as well as any funds that would have been spent on flowers for his funeral will be donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.