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Thomas Richard Smith

October 30, 1944 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 74)
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Thomas Richard Smith, 74, of Brackenridge, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Forbes Hospital, Monroeville, PA.  

Tom was born in New Kensington, PA on Monday, October 30, 1944 to the late Lawrence and Grace Bayne Smith. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.  Tom was employed as a steel worker at Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge, PA retiring in 2000 after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Freeport United Presbyterian Church, a life member of the Brackenridge American Legion, a member of the Pioneer Hose Fire Company, Brackenridge, PA. Tom enjoyed fishing, camping and especially being around his grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years: Kathy M. (Cox) Smith; 2 daughters: Tracy (Tom) Grates of Tarentum, PA and Amy (Jeff) Slater of Brackenridge, PA and 4 grandchildren: Thomas Grates, VI, Alexis (Matt Kwalick) Grates, Ean (Samantha Dennis) Slater and Caitlin Slater and a brother: Lawrence Smith of Altoona, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Raymond Smith.

The family would especially thank the staff at DaVita Allegheny Valley Dialysis for the wonderful care that they gave to Tom.

Family and friends are invited from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday, February 24, 2019 to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730), where services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 25, 2019 with Pastor Adam Clever, officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA. For more information please visit   Military Honors will be accorded by the Vandergrift Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to: DaVita Allegheny Valley Dialysis, 1618 Pacific Avenue, Natrona Heights, PA  15065

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