John B. Smith

John B. Smith, 68, of Swoyersville died Friday, May 9, 2014.

Born March 28, 1946 in Newark, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Henry and May Kuryak Smith.

An Army veteran of the Vietnam Era he honorably served our country from 1964 to 1966.

John enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

An infant daughter, Theresa preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, the former Theresa McTague; children, John D. Smith, Swoyersville; Donald and his wife, Patti Smith, Tunkhannock; Christine and her husband, Tom Patton, Swoyersville; and Anthony Smith, Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Stephanie, John, Jr., Samantha, Bobby and Evan Smith and Sean, Julie and Megan Patton; brothers, Lawrence, California; and Charles, Massachusetts; sisters, Carol Ann Abernathy and Paula Marino, New Jersey; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Celebration of John's life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St. in Wilkes-Barre. Interment with military honors will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery.

Permanent messages and memories can be shared with John's family at

Funeral Home

McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 823-4567

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 12, 2014