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Dave Smith, 91, was surrounded by his family as he passed away due to complications from prostate cancer on March 6, 2022. He is preceded in death by his wife Grace; his parents David “Roy” and Florence Smith; his brother Glenn; and sisters Lucille Gray and Thelma Billman. Dave is survived by his children Alan (Ellen) Smith and Cindy (Tom) Haag; and grandchildren Daniel Smith, Meghan (Robert Torino, fiancé) Smith, and Sarah and Samantha Haag.
Dave was born in Pottsville, PA and attended a one-room school house for grades 1 through 8. In 1945 he joined the Civil Air Patrol Cadets and learned to fly a Piper Cub single engine airplane. After graduating from high school, he attended Penn State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1951. He received a master’s degree in Nuclear Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1957. Dave worked for Westinghouse for 30 years before retiring in 1990. Dave did a lot of domestic and foreign travelling while working, including travels to Japan, Korea, Europe, South America and Mexico.
Dave lived in Monroeville and Greensburg, PA until 2017 when he moved to Pittsford, NY. Dave’s hobbies included reading, traveling, attending theater, listening to jazz, and playing golf and bridge. He was a member of the Hannastown Golf Club in Greensburg, PA, and was a Bronze Master for Duplicate Bridge. Dave and Grace especially enjoyed their many trips to Hawaii and made lasting friendships with people they met on their travels.
The family would like to thank the staff at Glenmere Assisted Living, and the staff from At Home With Joyce, for all the support, kindness and loving care given to Dave.
Honoring Dave’s wishes, services will be private.
Donations in memory of Dave can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation
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