Frederick Bruce Smith


Frederick Bruce Smith, 72, of New Castle passed away on Aug. 2, 2019, in Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
Born Sept. 3, 1946, in Ellwood City, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Rhoda Jean (McClelland) Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Judith K. (Bogle) Smith of New Castle, and his son, Patrick W. Smith of Pittsburgh.
Bruce was a graduate of Ellwood City High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Westminster College.
He was employed by Shenango High School as an educator, baseball and football coach.
He was an active participant with the Lawrence County Historical Society, including the committee for the Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame.
After his retirement, he remained active with the Shenango School District, participating in the committee for their Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Bruce also remained dedicated to his college fraternity, Theta Chi.
He was an avid reader who loved dogs, golfing, playing cards, discussing politics, classic movies, sports and researching his family's history.
Bruce attended First Alliance Church.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were two sisters, Vera Jean Wilson and Judith Miller, and a brother, Joseph P. Smith Jr.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
A service will immediately follow visitation at 6 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Philip Harrison officiating.
Memorial contributions may be offered in Bruce's honor to the Lawrence County Historical Society, Theta Chi Heroes Memorial Scholarship at IUP (fund 0587) and the Lawrence County Humane Society.
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Elsie Carpenter
Aug 10, 2019
My prayers are with you all. Love Aunt Elsie Jean
Aug 09, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Frederick Bruce Smith.  Send flowers
Kathleen Wilson
Aug 08, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Frederick Bruce Smith by Kathleen Wilson.  Send flowers