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Russell Smith

August 10, 1940 — March 13, 2019

Elizabeth Township

RUSSELL JOSEPH SMITH

Russell Smith, age 78 of Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  He was born on August 10, 1940 in Sidman, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, one of sixteen children of Vincent Joseph Smith and Regina (McConnell) Smith.

Russell was a Sergeant in the U. S. Airforce during the early 1960’s at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis; worked for over 50 years at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania and was a Meals on Wheels and community service volunteer.  He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, was an outdoorsman, but most of all was a devoted family man.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five of his siblings, sisters, Audrey, Dorothy, Lydia and Sylvia, and brother, Gary.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 ½ years, Jane Ellen (Layman) Smith; two children, son, Gregg (Renae) Smith and Leeann (Tom Paul) Cura; four grandchildren, Rebecca (David), Chelsey (Ryan), Alexa (Marc) and Vincent; a great grandchild (due any day!) and siblings, Walter, Lois, Evelyn, Myrtle, Richard, Duane, Clifford, Carol, Gerald and Edward.

Friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home, 1701 Route 51, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025 (412-384-0350) on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM and in the Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, 621 Maple Street, South Fork, Pennsylvania 15956 (814-495-4100) on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1 – 5 PM and on Monday, March 18, 2019 from Noon until 1 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 PM in the Holy Name Catholic Church 500 N. Julian Street Ebensburg, Pennsylvania 15931.  Russell’s entombment with Military Honors will be in Holy Name Cemetery (New) in Ebensburg.

If desired Russell’s family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Please visit www.stephendslater.com or www.dimondfuneralhome.com for condolences.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, March 16, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home

1701 PA-51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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Visitation

Saturday, March 16, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home

1701 PA-51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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Visitation

Sunday, March 17, 2019

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple St, South Fork, PA 15956

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Visitation

Monday, March 18, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple St, South Fork, PA 15956

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, March 18, 2019

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Name Catholic Church

500 N Julian St, Ebensburg, PA 15931

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Committal Service with Military Honors

Monday, March 18, 2019

Starts at 2:15 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Name Cemetery (New)

, Ebensburg, PA 15931

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