John F. Smith

John F. Smith, 63, of 161 Ford Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.

He was born December 27, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Jane Krug Smith.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1967.  He was an employee of the former Pure Carbon Company and retired from Morgan AM&T in 2011 after 47 years of service.

On September 19, 1970 in Rasselas, he married Louise E. Olewinski, who survives.  He is also survived by three daughters, Laura Jane (Andrew) Schultz of Swannanua, NC, Jeanette Marie (Robert) Sisson of Greenwood, NY, Michele Lee (Geronimo) Garcia of Clyde, NY; a son, Christopher John (Jacquelyn) Smith of Winter Park, FL; two grandchildren, Tissica B. Schultz and Elliott A. Schultz; a sister, Jane (Richard) Dugan of Roulette, PA; and a brother, Jude A. Smith and his partner Charles Spliedt of Clarksville, MD.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Ann Meyer, and a brother, David Smith.

Mr. Smith was a member and served as minister of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kersey for 38 years, enjoyed fixing small items
for family and friends and liked to go antiquing.  He was a loving father and husband and was always there for family and friends in good times and bad times.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held in the Fox Twp. Senior Center on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM with Brian Blair officiating.  Burial will be private.

Visitation with the family will be held in the Fox Twp. Senior Center on Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

Morey Birch September 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Louise and Family – I was so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have known John for over 50 years and the one thing that stands out in my mind is what a dedicated husband and father he was to his family and such a dedicated leader and minister of his congregation. You have my deepest sympathy during this most sorrowful time.
Morey Birch
Roanoke, Virginia

Mary Dizmang September 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Dear Michele and Family:

Just Call On Me

I can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel
For the loss of someone you love.
This sorrowful time must still feel unreal
And you’re looking for strength from above.

I hope, from my heart, that your pain will decrease,
That your spirit will gain strength again,
And I pray that your faith will create inner peace
And that God will send blessings–Amen.

Till then, if you need me to lighten your load,
I’m waiting to come to your aid.
Just call on me, and I’ll walk down that road,
Until the dark times start to fade.

Deep condolences,
Poem By Karl Fuchs

My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Love, Mary

Rose Schloder September 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Dear Louise & family,
Want you to know you & your’s are in our thoughts & prayers.
With sympathy,
Rose & Ron Schloder

Tom Micale September 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Louise and Family – John was one of my closest friends during our school years, and I have many fond memories of him. Even though we lost contact over these years, he has never been far from my thoughts and prayers. He was the best friend anyone could have asked for. My warmest condolences go out to you and your family in this time of great loss. God be with you all.

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