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Russell Smith

August 10, 1940 — March 13, 2019

SMITH - Russell, 78, Elizabeth Township, passed away March 13, 2019. Born August 10, 1940, in Sidman, one of sixteen children of Vincent Joseph and Regina (McConnell) Smith.

Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Audrey, Dorothy, Lydia and Sylvia; and brother, Gary.

Survived by loving wife of 57 ½ years, Jane Ellen (Layman) Smith; children, Gregg (Renae) Smith; and Leeann (Tom Paul) Cura; 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.

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.

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 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

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 to 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, celebrated by Rev. Msgr. David A. Lockard.

Entombment with Military Honors, Holy Name Mausoleum, Ebensburg.

In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to St. Jude's Hospital.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 18, 2019

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

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Funeral Mass

Monday, March 18, 2019

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