Paul Francis Smith Jr., 92, of New Kensington, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born April 2, 1927, in Brackenridge to the late Paul F. and Marie Kennely Smith Sr. Paul was a 1945 graduate of Har-Brack High School. He served his country as a Seaman Second class in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Paul retired in 1988 after 42 years of service, as the Supervisor of the Metal Fabrication Division at the Alcoa Research Center in Upper Burrell. Paul was of the Catholic faith. He was a life member of the 7th Street Sportsman Club, in New Kensington, the V.F.W. in Lower Burrell and the Brackenridge American Legion. Paul enjoyed his trips to the casino, sports and in his youth was an avid softball player. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mona Jean Seber Smith; his son, Kevin P. Smith and his wife, Carol Pinto-Smith, of Lower Burrell and his grandson, Justin Smith, of Lower Burrell.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 10-:00 a.m. until the time of a blessing service at 11:00 a.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. Officiating will be the Rev. James Loew. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. In lieu of flowers. contributions in memory of Paul may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, Pa. 15068. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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