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Albert G. "Smitty" Smith Jr., 67, of old Route 18, Wampum, passed away unexpectedly though in ill health Thursday, June 15, 2017, at his home.
Born May 3, 1950, in Annapolis, Md., he was the son of the late Albert Sr. and Sophie Kazenski Smith. He was married to Avis D'Amico Smith for 38 years, she survives.
Smitty was a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1999, where he retired as a Sergeant First Class. He was a Marine during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. Smitty was a member of the 1/229th and 1/107th Pennsylvania National Guard. He also retired from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Smitty is a Catholic by faith. He loved to paint and do yard work. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors including his wife, Avis; son, Ryan McDonald of Wampum; daughter, Johanna (Paul) McQuiston of New Castle; two sisters, Terry Brooks of Florida and Mary Bost of Indiana; and five grandchildren, Madison, Jonathan and Samantha McDonald and Keenan and Liam McQuiston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home Inc., 341 Main St., Wampum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Butler VA Hospital, 325 New Castle St., Butler, Pa. 16001.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Published on June 15, 2017
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