ST. MICHAEL — SMIACH – Linda L., 71, St. Michael, died Oct. 14, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born June 9, 1942, in Altoona, daughter of Clair and Alma (Shinafelt) Beatty. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Richard. Survived by loving husband, Michael A. Smiach Jr.; sons, Douglas, married to Lexi Lester, and their children, Robert and Lilly, Inwood, W.Va.; and Matthew, married to Kristan Parkinson, and their children, Kolbie, Grady and Sophie, St. Michael; brothers, Donald and Robert (Shirley), Altoona; David (Nancy), Mountain Top, Pa.; and Walter (Rebecca), State College; sister-in-law, Cathy Beatty, Tipton, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was a graduate of Altoona High School. Member of St. Michael American Legion Post 551 ladies auxiliary and served the Forest Hills School District as a special care aide for 15 years. At the family’s request, visitation and funeral service will be private. Arrangements by Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. The family would like to acknowledge with special thanks, the nurses and staff at Conemaugh Cancer Care Center and Windber Hospice, for their care and support. As an expression of sympathy the family suggests memorial donations be made to Windber Hospice or the American Cancer Society. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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