Kevin J. Smay

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Kevin J. Smay

December 23, 1957 - January 31, 2019

Kevin J. Smay 61, South Fork, died January 31, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born December 23, 1957, in Johnstown, son of Junior Chub and Dolores M. (Carpenter) Smay. Preceded in death by parents; and mother-in-law, Helen M. (Guinard) Bertolino. Survived by loving wife of 32 years, Christine B. (Bertolino) Smay, whom he married August 2, 1986; beloved daughters, Cara M., wife of Michael J. Ferrante, Windber; and Courtney L., wife of Andrew B. Swanson, Sidman; cherished granddaughters, Auden J., Blaken M. and Cameron L.; sister, Karen M. Smay, Sidman; father-in-law, James A. Bertolino, South Fork; and numerous other beloved family and friends. Kevin was a graduate of Forest Hills High School, class of 1975 and earned his bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He pitched minor league ball for the San Francisco Giants farm team, the Clinton Giants, Iowa. Retired elementary teacher from the Forest Hills School District, where for 35 years he represented the very best in teaching. He used his role as a baseball, football, wrestling and strength and training coach to help his student athletes excel in sports and in life. He ran Smays Gym in Summerhill and organized and played in the Thursday night Old Man Basketball League. His true wealth though was his family and in the many close friendships he cultivated and maintained. His family and friends will hold dear memories of a loving, kind and generous man who was full of life and laughter. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, Father Brian Warchola, Celebrant. Committal, St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
Published on February 1, 2019
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Tammy Gleason
Feb 03, 2019
My condolences to you and your family.
Terry Hubbard
Feb 02, 2019
Played with Kevin on1977 Monte Carlo team. Glad he was on our side. He was a great teammate, teacher and father and family man.He will be missed. My condolences to the family
Monika Shrift Lambert
Feb 02, 2019
Mr. Smay was one of the coolest and funniest teachers. I always remember him with Mr. Hunter goofing around. My prayers go out to his family. He was such a wonderful guy.
Douglas Mulligan
Feb 01, 2019
I was a teammate of Kevin's on the 1977 AAABA team. Prayers and condolences to the Smay family during this extremely difficult time. Rest in peace old friend.
Dr. Vincent Cascino
Feb 01, 2019
The world lost a very good man. I always enjoyed talking to him when he came to see me. He was very special. My deepest condolences to Christine and children. May God bless you all.
Bonnie (Bender) Miller
Feb 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Mykala Drobnick
Feb 01, 2019
I'm sorry for the families loss...I had Mr. Smay as a teacher and he was one of the most funniest teachers I've had and I will be keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers