Ronald Dean Smith

November 8, 1935 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 84)


Ronald Dean Smith, age 84, of Prospect, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.

Born November 8, 1935 in Brick Church, Armstrong County, he was the son of the late Cecil and Mary Belle Beers Smith.

He was a 1954 Shannock Valley High School graduate.  He began his career at Franklin Glass Co in Butler, next T.W. Phillips Gas Co in Butler, and then retired after 40 years at the former Armco Steel Mill in Butler, where he worked from 1956-1996.

Ron was a proud US Army Veteran, drafted he served as a specialist 5th class between the Korea and Vietnam Wars.

During retirement he enjoyed classic car restorations, and in his younger years he enjoyed the following clubs with his wife, Gold Wing Motorcycle Association Chapter D in Butler, Mopars in the Park Pentastar Car Club in Rural Valley, and the BASMA Butler Area Street Machine Association.  

He is survived by his siblings Darrell (Joyce) Smith of Brownsville, Sharon (Bob) Gamble of Worthington, his nieces and nephews Christine (Michael) Sgro of Kittanning, Brian (Janet) McIntire of Saxonburg, Amy (Scott) Wivell of Smock, Stacy (Joe) Carei of Uniontown, Gretchen (Hurley) Gammon of Farmington; 15 great nieces and great nephews; and one great great nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ida “Grace” Gearhart Smith, who he married August 31, 1962 and passed away October 10, 2018; and his infant brother Leslie Smith.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 15, 2020, from 3pm to 7pm at the Edward L Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.

Funeral will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 10:30am in the Mausoleum at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Butler, with the Rev. Dana Opp, Pastor of the Portersville Presbyterian Church, officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave, Unit E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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June 15, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PC
P.O. Box 486 / 387 Main St.
Prospect, PA 16052

Funeral Service
June 16, 2020

10:30 AM
Greenlawn Burial Estates
731 W Old Route 422
Butler, PA 16001

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