Joseph Louis Smith, age 76, of Footedale, PA passed away at home with his family by his side, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. He was born on March 16, 1944, in Lemgo, Germany, a son of Adam and Josephine Najdek Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Angela Pikulski and brother Frank Smith.
Joe served his country with the United States Army. Before retiring, he worked as a Clerk at Cumberland Mine for 34 years and prior to that he worked in management with American Standard in Buffalo, NY. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, golfing, being in the mountains, and taking daily rides with his brother Walter. Joe was an avid gardener. He will be remembered for his kind heart and sense of humor.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Chantal Smith; step-children Marilyn (Alex) Durogi; and Kenneth (Tammy) Murphy; his dear brothers and sisters: Anna Mays, John (Carol) Smith, Bruno Smith, Catherine Petipas, Walter Smith, Stanley (Cindi) Smith; Step-Grandchildren, Crystal, Jennifer, Ashley and Chelsea; many nieces and nephews; and his loving pet, Baby Girl.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety of everyone, the family has decided not to have a viewing. A Funeral Mass will be held for family and friends at 10:00 a.m. on Monday in St Francis of Assisi R.C. Church (Footedale worship site) with the Reverend Father William G. Berkey as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St Thomas Cemetery, Footedale, PA.
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