John F. Smith, 63, of 161 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Jane Krug Smith.
On Sept. 19, 1970 in Rasselas, he married Louise E. Olewinski, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1966. He was an employee of the former Pure Carbon and retired from Morgan AM&T in 2011 after 47 years of service.
He 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, liked to go antiquing, and was a loving father and husband and was always there for family and friends in good times and bad times.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Laura Jane Schultz (Andrew) of Swannanoa, N.C., Jeanette Marie Sisson (Robert) of Greenwood, N.Y. and Michele Lee Garcia (Geronimo) of Clyde, N.Y.; a son, Christopher John Smith (Jacquelyn) of Winter Park, Fla.; two grandchildren, Tissica B. Schultz and Elliott A. Schultz; a sister, Jane Dugan (Richard) of Roulette; and a brother, Jude A. Smith and his partner, Charles Spliedt of Clarksville, Md.
A memorial service for John F. Smith will be held in the Fox Township Senior Center on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Brian Blair officiating.
Burial will be private.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 339 Main St., Kersey, PA 15846.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.