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Richard A. Smith

  • On September 4, 2019
  • 19 Comments

Richard A. Smith on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Richard A. Smith, age 74 of Upper St. Clair, PA passed. Beloved husband of Bonnie Smith for 48 years. Father of Rick and Michael Smith. Brother of Ronald (Jean) Smith and the late Violet Marie Biesecker. Brother-in-law of Pat (Ang) Pittore and Suzanne (Kevin) Wolf and Mike Williams. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He served in the Air Force from 1963 to 1967. Rich was post commander of Post 760 and dear friend of Bill W. He will be lovingly remembered by friends and family.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Internment will take place at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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19 Comments

Matt M.
  • Sep 4 2019
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember his smile. Just a wonderful guy.
Chad Underkoffler, Jr.
  • Sep 4 2019
Rich will be missed. He was always kind and helpful to me. Love, luck, and light to the Smith family.
Mindy
  • Sep 5 2019
My deepest condolences, prayers, love, and comfort are with with you Bonnie and family at this time.
Jean Martin
  • Sep 5 2019
Bonnie and sons, I am so very sorry. I have so many fond memories of you and Rich. My very sincere condolences. Love from Jean.
Chuck Hood
  • Sep 5 2019
Please accept our condolences! We will miss Rich and always remember the times we spent together! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!☹️🇺🇸
Marge Kotz
  • Sep 5 2019
Bonnie, Michael and Rick, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God's blessing to you all. Love, Marge
Ex Mary ann Knechtel
  • Sep 5 2019
Bonnie and sons, so much love and prayers for healing the grief. Richard always treated me with respect and dignity. Always showed love and compassion. Will always treasure the pottery he gave me. God's grace and blessings, Mary Ann
Maresa Saunders
  • Sep 5 2019
Dear Bonnie and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Rich's passing. He helped so many. Sincerely, Maresa Saunders
Ron Reidell
  • Sep 5 2019
Rich was one of the nicest men that I met in AA at the Carnegie meeting. My deepest sympathy to Bonnie & her son's.
Dave Biesecker
  • Sep 5 2019
Aunt Bonnie, cousins Rick and Michael, I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll leave you with a song: I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead. I just need some place where I can lay my head. Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed? He just grinned and shook my hand, "No" was all he said. Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free. Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me.
Patty Capasso
  • Sep 5 2019
So sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. Always kind and thinking of others. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Patty Capasso Parrish Florida
Mike McCollum
  • Sep 5 2019
Rich was such an inspiration to me. I will carry his memory with me always. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Bonnie. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
L. L
  • Sep 6 2019
Conversation with Rich is always enjoyable. Thanks for all the happiness he brought to this world.
Yolanda Carey
  • Sep 6 2019
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Cleat S
  • Sep 6 2019
Rich was our building's security guard for several years after his "first retirement". I can truly say he always made coming into work a good day! Rich was friendly, helpful, made problems go away, and was always our go-to man when anyone in our department needed assistance with visitors, maintenance issues, etc. He was just great to see first thing in the morning at the front desk and last person as we went out the door--friendly and kind to the max, with a great sense of humor! I don't think I remember in my 40 years at the University ever having a security person known so well by all people in a building, on a first-name basis, and just so darn nice to everyone! We missed him when he retired "the second time", and we miss him still.
Sheila A. Lee
  • Sep 7 2019
I am so sad to hear of Rich's passing. I will always think of him and you, Bonnie, as two of the greatest people I've known. Please accept my condolences.
Jan H.
  • Sep 9 2019
Bonnie and Family, I am so sorry! We will miss our gentle giant, Rich. He was a good man. Be assured and comforted that he is resting peacefully in God's gentle hands and has been greeted by the other Area servants that have gone before him. God bless! Jan
Pat pittore
  • Sep 9 2019
A special man who loved his family and his country. He served them well. My family will miss his kindness and ever present smile. "Together we will push back the darkness for God is the light of the world". Love and peace, pat
Debbie Dibrell
  • Sep 10 2019
Dear Bonnie, and family, very sorry. Rich was a good man, and helped many. My prayers, and condolences to you.
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