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Charles B. Smith, 78, Chester County senior judge and U.S. Magistrate

October 22, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Charles B. Smith, 78, of Malvern, a senior Chester County Court judge and a U.S. magistrate judge in Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, of congestive heart failure.

The judge was on his way to the annual Red Mass at St. Agnes Church, which marks the opening of the judicial year in Chester County, when he collapsed near the Justice Center in West Chester. Sheriff’s deputies tried to revive him. He was pronounced dead at Chester County Hospital.

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