The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 10, 2013

William Smelko

The Tribune-Democrat

HASTINGS — SMELKO – William, 86, Hastings, formerly of Ambridge, died Feb. 9, 2013, at Miners Medical Center. Born July 30, 1926, son of the late Ludwig “Murph” and Mary (Slavicsky) Smelko. Preceded in death by parents, and wife, Rita (Webb), who died in 1985. Survived by son, Thomas (Carol Frederick), Ambridge; daughters, Lucy Magoulick (Gary Burnheimer), Ebensburg, and Evelyn (Jay Moberly), San Mateo, Calif.; grandson, Jacob Magoulick, and wife, Katie, New Market, Ala.; and very close and loving friend, Pegg Cunningham, Hastings. Bill was retired with 40 years of service as a shipper in the tin mill of LTV Steel in Aliquippa. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the 37th Special Naval Battalion. He graduated from St. Veronica High School and Robert Morris College. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings, and the National Rifle Association. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Easly-Hindman Funeral Home, 333 Beaver St., Hastings. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Father Thaddeus Rettger, OSB, officiating. Interment, Good Samaritan Cemetery, Fair Oaks. Arrangements in care of Easly-Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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