Colby Dean Richard Smith

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  • "Diane, I am so sorry for you in the loss of your son. As i..."
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    - Tim and Paulette Bembenic
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    - Alexandra Belsan
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    - Aunt Lisa Lanager
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Colby Dean Richard Smith, 30, Ventura Way, Tampa, Fla., formerly of Brockway, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born July 19, 1985, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of Gene D. and Diane L. (Rudzinski) Smith. They both survive and live in Brockway, Pa.
Colby was a 2003 graduate of Brockway Area High School.
He worked for E2 Walls in Tampa, Fla.
He enjoyed cooking and loved his Ford Raptor truck. Most of all, he loved his family.
Colby is also survived by three sisters: Holly Wilcox and her husband, Jonny of Brockport, Pa., Heidy Freund and her husband, Derek of Glenshaw, Pa., and Haley Smith of Falls Creek, Pa.; his nieces and nephews: Bentley, Rhyus, Hila and Teague Wilcox; Lake Freund; and Cooper Smith; his paternal grandparents, Richard and Virginia Smith of Falls Creek, Pa.; five uncles: Dean Smith and his wife, Wanda and their children, Kelly and Desiree; Greg Smith; Michael Smith; Joe Rudzinski and his wife, Carolyn; and Michael "Polka Mike" Rudzinski; and his aunt, Lisa Lanager and her husband, Chris and their children, McKenna and Landyn.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Helen Rudzinski and an uncle, Richard Smith.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois.
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at St. Tobias Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Charles Kaza as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Tobias Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the West Penn Hospital Angel Heart Bereavement, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Online condolences may be sent to
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2016