Edward J. Smith Jr.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 1967 – May 10, 2019 (Age 52)


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Following a challenging struggle with depression, Edward J. "Ned" Smith, Jr., (Naed), 52, ended his life at his home in Harrisburg on Friday, May 10, 2019.A native of Wilkes-Barre and a resident of Harrisburg, Ned was well known in both cities and internationally for his tireless...

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Rest In Peace, my friend. We are all just a little better for having known you.

Heartfelt sympathy to all.
Nead will be missed by many.
We would often cross paths at St Ann's Bystantine, the farmer's market and any BSCP event.Peace & Love.

I will miss you my friend We grew up together and drifted apart , but I have such amazing memories from the playground to as we grew older and seeing each other at events Rest well my dear friend

Naed was a man you never forgot, and I never will. His character and grace were so genuine, you knew he was an Angel on earth. I will try to use the example he led, and his open posture of unconditional love, in my daily life. He truly embodied egoless compassion. My prayer is that in Naed's transition, we can all be more like him. Thank You Brother, your humble servant, Amy

What a beautiful story reading Ned's obituary. My heart goes out to all those that were lucky to know him and love him. I am a stranger but to know Ned must have left a light on in your soul. May the peace he is in now, comfort you.

I pray for the Smith family and those who knew and loved him, that God will wrap his arms around each of you and bless you with HIS peace.
May peace and Chist be with you

Dear Mrs. Smith,
When my sons were in high school fifteen years ago,they interviewed your son for a History Day project on the Catholic Worker movement. In him, they met the face of Christ, the Church in its truest form. I finally met him a few years ago when he generously agreed to speak at a conference we organized in our parish called Accompanying the Marginalized. Although I only had a brief bit of time in his presence, he radiated the love of Christ so brightly that he still affects...

My heart grieves for your loss, Mrs. Smith. My deepest sympathies to you. I knew Ned from the valley years at King's College, Sister Constance Kozel's Interfaith Peace Center, and through his work at Wilkes University Campus Ministry. He was a loving, kind, compassionate, and charismatic man. I will remember him with a huge smile on his face, and the biggest heart who made me laugh. In God's loving embrace, and in peace, Ned. Missing you my old valley friend.

I'm saddened to hear one of God's bright lights and beacon of hope has returned home. May Ned's gentle soul go into the goodnight into God's loving arms, hold him tightly, and love him evermore. Peace.