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September 2, 1947 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Edward Smith, 76, of Girardville passed away Wednesday evening November 1st at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Ashland on September 2, 1947 he was the son of the late Rita (Murphy) and Jonas Smith.
He is the husband of Sharon (McAvoy) Smith.
He graduated from Cardinal Brennan High School in 1968. Edward then enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation and served in Vietnam. He then worked many years as a forklift operator for Honeywell in Minersville.
Edward was of the Catholic faith and attended the former St. Vincent de Paul Church in Girardville and St. Charles Borromeo in Ashland.
He enjoyed shooting, hiking and watching sports. Ed was a devout Notre Dame and Vikings fan.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; brother Daniel Smith; sister Rose Marie Smith; sister in law Sally Ann Smith.
He is survived by; spouse Sharon Smith, Girardville; brother Jonas Smith, Ashland; daughter Andrea Bzdak (Brian), Catawissa; daughter Maryellen Smith, Girardville; son Edward J. Smith (Lori), Aristes; son Eric Smith, Freidensburg; 8 grandchildren Ben, Bailey, Grace, Katie, Olivia, Laney, Avery, Kalli; 2 great grandchildren Aleah & Halle; several nieces & nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday November 13th from 9:00-10:30 AM at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Fr. Giuseppe Esposito officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow services at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.