Kevin Justin Smith, 60, of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, March 6, 2022 at his home.

Son of John C. and Helen M. (Pavell) Smith, he was born on May 20, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

After graduating from Blairsville High School Class in 1979, Kevin attended the Greensburg Institute of Technology. Kevin worked for Peoples Natural Gas for 27 years and retired in August 2021. He was a proud member of Utility Workers Local #612 and was a member of SS Simon and Jude Church.

Kevin loved going to Altoona Curve baseball games, watching his grandkids play sports, vacationing in the Outer Banks, hosting Thanksgiving dinners for extended family and friends, and working in the yard and landscaping. landscaped.

Surviving is his wife, Marianne M. (Popich) Smith, whom he married on May 18, 2009, two sons, Christopher D. Gongloff (Amanda) of Blairsville, PA, and Jason Gongloff of Illinois, five grandchildren , Jarrett, Jackson, Grant, Gage and McKinlee, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stan (JoMarie) Popich, Rita (Kit) Miller and Joe (Suzie) Popich, many beloved nieces and nephews and pets, LexiGrace, Maxwell and BayLee.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Regis Smith, his brother-in-law, Harry Hurtack, and his niece, Lorianne Hurtack.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday March 10and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. A memorial service will be held at a later date and interment will be at Blairsville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the VNA Family Hospice, 850 Hospital Road #3000, Indiana, PA 15701.

Special thanks to Dr. Klain and staff, VNA Family Hospice and his brother-in-law Joe Popich.

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