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DANIEL J. SMITH Jr. Obituary

Age 97, of Friendship Village, formerly of Bethel Park, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Jean Smith; loving father of Roger and his wife Donna of Canonsburg, Wayne and his wife, Janet of Bonita Springs, FL, and Gary of McMurray; proud grandfather of Jeffrey (Jessa), Shannon (Sloane), Daniel, Stephanie, and Anna; caring great- grandfather of Aleina, Ronan, and Bjorn; son of the late Alma and Daniel Smith, Sr. Dan received his Bachelor's Degree of Science in Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology formerly Newark College of Engineering. He then served in the US Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. Dan retired, after many years, from Mesta Machine Company as Vice President of International Sales. In his career, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Americas. Dan enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, hunting, surf fishing and especially fly fishing. He made his own lightweight rods and tied his own flies. With his dexterity and knowledge of engineering, he was able to fix just about anything. Dan gave up a lot of his hobbies, to always be present with his three sons growing up. His family will cherish his lasting legacy that he instilled on them to hold dear his love for family. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Family and Friends are welcome Saturday 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m., at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, followed by entombment in Jefferson Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901. Please add a tribute at:


Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 6, 2018
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