Edward J. Smichowski Sr., 76, of Dupont, died Sunday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. He was married to the former Ann Marie DiGiovine, formerly of Old Forge. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 8.
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Born in Dupont, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Boyanowski Smichowski. He was a graduate of Dupont High School, class of 1954, and attended Wilkes University. He was an Army veteran. Before retirement, he was employed at Pope & Talbot Inc., Ransom. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont.
Ed was a fan of all sports and enjoyed coaching baseball and football. He was an avid fisherman. He was a very generous and loving man who was completely devoted to his family.
Also surviving are a son, Edward J. Jr. and companion, Michaline Kotlowski, Duryea; a daughter, Rosemary Godowski and husband, Jeff, Jefferson Twp.; a beloved grandson who was his pride and joy, Jeffrey P. Godowski; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Stephanie Nicholas, Evelyn Szumski and Leonarda Skrzysowski.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, with Mass at 10:30 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont, to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Verespy Interment, Old Forge Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 29, 2012