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Rev. Dr. James K. Smith

April 29, 1936 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Rev. Dr. James Smith Obituary

The Reverend Dr. James K. Smith, Sr of Whitehall, entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2023. He was the son of the late mayor James K. K. Smith and Charlotte Stevenson Smith of Dormont. Born in 1936, he was 87 at the time of his death. He was the husband of Lynne Smith, father of James K. Smith Jr. of Uniontown, Donald A. Smith (Lori) of Butler, Robert S. Smith (Cindy) of Orlando, Florida, the late James E. Lytle, Jr., Nancy Miller (Ronald) of Cecil and David Lytle (Beth) of Cranberry. He is the grandfather of James K. Smith III (Leigh Ann), Dale Smith (Sarah), Zachary Smith (Alyssa), Patrik McKain (Danielle), Jennifer Schleich (James), Amanda Bovard (Bobbie), Abigail Smith, Nicholas Lytle, Loren Ruud (Christopher), and Nathan Threet (Jordan). He is also survived by his great grandchildren Colin and Jameson McKain, Gwen Schleich, Emmaline and Christopher Bovard, Bailey Russell and Norah Smith, and Aiden Smith. Dr. Smith was ordained by Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian church in 1962 and served the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church of Hookstown, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, and Baldwin United Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. He was a chaplain for 20 years with HCR/Manor Care and Director of Chaplains for the corporation until his retirement in 2006. He served as Associated Stated Clerk of Pittsburgh Presbytery from 1981 to 1992. He was also president of the Mt. Union University Alumni Council during 1987-1988. In addition, he was president of the Pennsylvania Society of Chaplains during 1999 - 2000. He was also a parish associate at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon from 2011-2019. Visitations will be at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon on Thursday, January 4th 2024 from 4-6 PM and again on Friday, January 5th 2024 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A service will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 11 AM in the Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh 15228. If desired, memorials may be made to Mount Union University.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Service Tributes, Inc (Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA)

Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes
222 Washington Rd
Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15216

Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes
222 Washington Rd
Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15216

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon)

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