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Raymond B. Smith, Sr.

November 19, 1929 ~ August 10, 2018 (age 88)

Raymond B. Smith, Sr., 88, of McDonald, Cecil Township, died in hospice care at The Donnell House, Washington, on August 10, 2018.                  

 He was born on November 19, 1929 in Cecil Township, a son of the late Harry M. and Anna (Bruce) Smith.

Mr. Smith graduated from Cecil High School in 1947. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1948 and served stateside. 

He was employed by Homestead Industries of Coraopolis, for 35 years, retiring in 1990.

On June 30, 1951 he married Evelyn J. Lacotte, who died June 17, 2016 after 65 years of marriage.

Ray, Evelyn and family were active members of Trinity U.P. Church, which later became McDonald Presbyterian Church. He was a member of U.S.W.A. Local 1351 and served as treasurer, financial secretary and on other committees for 20 years.  He was also a member of the Imperial Beagle Club for 36 years and was treasurer for 27 years.  He was active at both the South Fayette and McDonald/Cecil Senior Centers.  He loved to hunt, fish, play cards and garden.  He spent most of his time with his children and grandchildren, doing outdoor activities.

Surviving are three children, Raymond B. (Debra) Smith of Pleasant Gap, Sharon (Mark) Hall of New Castle and Randy A. (Julie) Smith of Sinking Spring; five  grandchildren, Curt and Clay Smith of Pleasant Gap, Kathryn Hall Nash of Fulton, NY, Stephanie Smith Yoder and Matthew Smith of Sinking Spring; three great-granddaughters, Ella, Sydney and Lydia Smith all live in Pleasant Gap; and a special friend Mary Bushmire.

Deceased are four sisters, Alice Linko, Loretta  Delpiere, Geraldine Walker and Barbara Miller; four brothers, Kenneth, Robert, Harry M. and James Smith; and an infant grandson Danton E. Hall.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5-8 pm at Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, where services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Memorial contributions are suggested to Fort Cherry Ambulance Service, 8200 Noblestown Road, McDonald, PA 15057. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at

Donations may be made to:

Fort Cherry Ambulance
8603 Noblestown Rd, McDonald PA 15057
Tel: 1-724-926-7201

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