Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
Howard J. Smith Jr., age 84, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Sterling Home. An Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he retired after 22 years as a military policeman for United States Air Force. He was a member of the Glassport VFW. Born June 7, 1937 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Howard J. Smith Sr. and the late Viola (Kibe) Smith and husband of the late Ruth E. Smith. He is survived by daughter, Cheri M. Smith-Dworek of Elizabeth; son, Dean (Kathy) Smith of Glassport; granddaughter, Courtney (Bill Cush) Smith of Munhall; sister and brothers, Roxanne, Kenny, Gary, Wayne and Dale; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published November 30, 2021.