Paul E. Smith, 89, of Peanut, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born March 29, 1930, in Latrobe, a son of the late Paul and Katherine (Popola) Smith. Prior to retirement Paul worked at Teledyne Vasco. He was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War. Paul was a member of the Derry Rod and Gun Club and the New Derry Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Pirates, and the Steelers. Besides his parents Paul is preceded in death by his wife Doris J. (Volpe) in 2014 and one sister Janet Smith. Paul is survived by his three children Cindy Embry and husband Virgil of Latrobe, Paula Armstrong of Peanut, Frank Smith and wife Toni of Peanut, one brother Michael E. Smith and wife Sylvia of Blairsville; 5 grandchildren Justin Armstrong and wife Kara, Nicholas Smith and wife Holly, Julia Pearson and husband Greg, Ashley Smith and Matt, and Stephanie Kuhns and Andrew; seven great grandchildren Bentley Janiro, Cheyenne and Scarlett Smith, and Makaylin, Mia, Madison, and Vincent Armstrong and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A funeral service will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331. Online condolences may be made at merlinfuneralhome.com.
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