William F. Smith, age 42, a resident of Swoyersville, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Smith was born in Wilkes-Barre, son of Gail Rice Lemardy, Falls, and Foster R. Smith, Swoyersville. He attended Pittston Area High School, the West Side Vo-Tech, Pringle, and Job Corps Centers in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He was a welder and had been employed by several different construction and manufacturing companies in Northeastern Pennsylvania prior to his illness.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Earl and Doris Rice, and by paternal grandparents, William R. and Wilma B. Smith.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are the mother of his children, Sandy Armstrong; children, Christopher J. and Melissa M. Smith; sister, Mrs. Kimberly Christian, and her husband, Larry; stepfather, James P. Lemardy Jr.; brother, Jamey Lemardy, and his wife, Julie; stepbrother, James Lemardy III; stepsisters, Mrs. Rose Marie Athmann, Cheryl Lemardy and Sandra Wallace; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, with Pastor Donald Strope officiating. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church Thursday from noon until time of service. Memorial donations may be made to a
. Arrangements are by the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, West Pittston.