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Kevin Smith (N3HKQ)
June 10, 2013
Kevin Smith, 59, of Carroll Township, died on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills. He was born Sunday, Feb. 21, 1954, in Circleville, Ohio, the son of the late Robert W. and Teresa (Karnbauer) Smith. Kevin was a chemical engineer employed with Carmeuse Lime and Stone on Neville Island. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, in Monongahela, where he served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. Kevin was also a member of the Catholic Menís Fellowship and was very active in all the church functions. Kevin was an amateur radio operator and was a member of WACOM and WASH with whom he frequently volunteered as a participant in emergency communication drills and special events such as the Pittsburgh Marathon. Survivors include his wife, Peg (Cantini) Smith; a son, Michael (Kimberly) Smith of Wexford; a daughter, Jen (Michael) Borne of Finleyville; a sister, Kristine (Gary) Epright of Arkansas; and two brothers, Keith Smith and Robert (Donna) Smith both of Washington, Pa. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Damien of Molokai Parish located at 722 W. Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063, with the Rev. Father William Terza officiating. The ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Carroll Township, Donora PA 15033, 724-379-6900, has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the MDS Foundation or Be the Match.
Contributed by: Ron Notarius W3WN (W3WN)
Kevin was one of the kindest most gentle
people I ever met. He would always go out of
his way to be sure others enjoyed the event
and had fun no matter what the event was.
73 my friend.
Contributed by: Bob McCloskey (AD3Q)
Kevin was one of the first WASH members I met before deciding to join the club. He was friendly and helpful when I had a boat load of questions about satellite work. Kevin always had a smile on his face and was interested in people. It came as a bit of a shock to hear of his passing since he did a pretty good job keeping the details of his condition to himself unless it became too obvious to hide and even then he wasn't one to pine for sympathy. He IS now and will always be sorely missed even by those of us not of his family. I think this speaks well of someone, someone who put others ahead of himself and wasn't afraid to ask, "How can I help you, really?
73's until we meet again Kevin,
Contributed by: Glen Roberts (KE7FD)
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