The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 3, 2013

William Allen Smith


The Tribune-Democrat

EBENSBURG — SMITH – William Allen, 82, Ebensburg, passed away Feb. 2, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Vintondale, son of the late John M. and Mary E. (Donahue) Smith. Preceded in death by sisters, Mary, Ann, Catherine, Rebecca Jane, Hazel and Patricia; brother, John; stepson-in-law, Jerry Caldwell; and stepdaughter-in-law, Denise Donaldson. Survived by wife, Mary Ann Donaldson-Smith; former wife, Nancy Smith, and their children, Darlene (Tom) Kubas, Greensburg; Pamela Kimmell and Brenda (Buck) Edwards, both of Beyer; and William Jr., Maryland; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by stepsons, Bob, Mark, Bill and Larry Donaldson; stepdaughters, Terry Caldwell, Karen (Glynn) Tummino, Judy (Andy) Mulato and Lori (“Doc” Mike) Tatarko; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Swartz and Elsie Turous, Johnstown; sister-in-law, Margaret Smith, Vintondale; and many nieces and nephews. Bill and Mary Ann enjoyed 23 years together touring all 50 states, many provinces in Canada, Europe, Central America, Caribbean and winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Bill went to grade and high school in Vintondale, as well as attended Cuyahago Community College and graduated from Ursuline College, Ohio. Bill served proudly in the U.S. Army twice right before the end of World War II and again in Korea. He held several jobs over the years including working in the coal mines, steel mills, post office, and retired from the Defense Department. Lifetime member of VFW, NARFE and AFSCME. At his request there will be no visitation. A gathering of friends will be held from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, followed by funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorial donations to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Suite 5E, Johnstown, Pa. 15901, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mini-Mall, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.


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