W. David Smith

Born: Wed., Jul. 8, 1964
Died: Sun., Jul. 12, 2020


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 16, 2020
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Farewell Ceremony

8:00 PM Thu., Jul. 16, 2020
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

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W. David Smith, 56, lifelong resident of the Shenango Valley passed away following a brief illness on Sunday July 12th, 2020 in Allegheny General Hospital.

David was born on July 8th, 1964 to Walter A. and Anne (Combine) Smith in Sharpsville, PA. A 1982 Graduate of Sharpsville High School, David loved spending time with his dog Roxie, and enjoyed big family gatherings. David was a bartenderserver at Jess's restaurant in Hermitage and also worked for Man Power as a staffing specialist.  David enjoyed camping and golfing. He will be missed by a large family and many dear friends.

Surviving is Ronald Grantz, his partner of 21 years, sons, Jacob Smith and wife Liza of Sharon, Andrew Smith of Hermitage, sisters, Vicki Mazurek and husband Joe of Titusville, FL, Carrie Smith of Maryville TN, sister, Diane Valentino and husband Joe of Lewis Center, OH, nephew, Max Mazurek of NC, and niece Rachel Valentino of Lewis Center OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call Thursday July 16th, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA

A final farewell will begin at 8:00 pm in the Sherman Funeral Home.

It is requested that visitors practice social distancing and wear masks for the safety of all. These safety practices will be mandatory.

Arrangements entrusted to SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148

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Debbie Bayus
   Posted Mon July 13, 2020
I am, as well as a lot of people, in shock to hear about David's passing. He was loved by so many people. My heart hurts for Ron and his children and the rest of his family. He will be greatly missed by all. Heaven received another angel way before his time.

Terry Nichols
   Posted Mon July 13, 2020

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Terry Nichols.

So sorry. Prayers. Terry N.

Brian Eaton & David Gann
   Posted Mon July 13, 2020
I celebrate the life of David! He'll be remembered as a fun, enthusiastic and crazy guy.
Loved any drag & masquerade parties. Ronn & He welcomed us to camp and into their private lives outside of camp. Dave helped others with professional advice and helped place me in a job. He lived his life to his expectations & managed to raise a couple good kids and have a happy married life. You will be missed!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family! Your friends, Brian & David

Karen Dugan
   Posted Mon July 13, 2020
I am so saddened and shocked to hear of David's passing. To Ron and David's family My Family's deepest condolences go out to each and everyone of You. David had a great sense of humor and was very kind and giving and welcoming. Peace and healing to All.

Robert Balanti
   Posted Mon July 13, 2020
I am sorry to hear of David's passing. My sympathies to Ronn and all the family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your family and friends.

Marlane Young
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Leslie Mulligan
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of David. We had so much fun working at Buzzy's and Jess's together. His humor was contagious. My prayers are with you Ron and all the family.

My deepest sympathy
Leslie Mulligan

   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Ronn, So sorry to hear about the passing of David, may he rest in peace

Rodney Carpenter
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
I’m not sure I was ever around David that didn’t result in uncontrollable laughter at some point. He was so much fun to be around, and always had something hilariously clever at just the right time to ensure that everyone around were shaking their heads and cracking up. On the rare occasion there was a quiet moment in the camp we’d discuss the economy, business, wine, and anything else going on in our worlds. I’ll never be able to think of him without smiling and hearing “A-P-P-L-E.” My heart truly goes out to Ronn and the rest of his family.

Gary Kunselman
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Ronn, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and the family.

Dr. Morren and Sherry Greenburg
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Dear Ron and Family,

We are so sorry for the loss of David, he was a very special man. We have fond memories of his days as a bartender at Jess's- he was the best and most efficient worker, we loved his energy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doc and Sherry

Linda Moreland
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Ron and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was so crazy and loved everyone. Our hearts are heavy with sadness now but as time passes all the good times will be easier to remember.

Pete Kostas
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
So sad to hear the news of David's passing. My condolences go out to David's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy
Peter Kostas

Patte Thornburg
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
I am deeply saddened for your loss. David was a lot of fun at our personnel meetings enjoying his insight and humor. My deepest sympathies to Ronn, his children and family. Heaven just gots special one.

Dominick and Laura Nigro
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Dom and I were very sorry to hear about David. He was always so friendly to us and I'm sure he will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends especially Ronn. Rest in peace David . 🙏

Brock Morocco
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Ron, the boys and all of his siblings. He will truly be missed. He was alot of fun. Rest in peace David. From Vannie and Brock

Jim and Renita (RO) Burns
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Ron, our deepest condolences to you and David’s entire family. Lot of great times way back when. We were shocked when we read the paper today.

Jim and Renita (RO) Burns

Heather Abbott
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Ronnie & Boys
We want to send our deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one David. We shared alot of laughs with David. Peace to you all. Sincerely Ron & Heather Abbott

Mary K.Rodenbaugh
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Ron and the family, David was such fun and was good at his job at Jess's. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Linda Garnack, Jessica and TJ King
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
Dearest Ronn, and Smith Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of David's passing. Due to Covid-19 we are unable to give our condolences in person because of weak immune systems. We have all had wonderful memories with David from grade school through adulthood. Take joy in the time you had together. Sending hugs your way.
Love, Linda Garnack, TJ and Jessica King


Debbie Heiman
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
I am saddened to hear that David has passed. In the years that I have known him , he brought laughter and joy whenever I was with him. I know that Ronn and his boys will have a very large void in their lives. I send hugs and love knowing his memories will comfort you in these dark moments. Please celebrate the man that he was and know he will live in the hearts of many.

Jeanetta Plotner
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
My deepest sympathies to all the family, I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for you all.

Virginia Barris
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
Sincere sympathy in the passing of David, a FUN loving guy, a one in a million bartender. He always kept things hopping at Jess's , loved his sense of humor and smile. Gone too soon,
hugs to you Ron, and prayers to the family. Your wonderful memories and our memories of great times shared will keep him living in our hearts FOREVER ! GOD BLESS ALL, STAY
HEALTHY AND BE SAFE. Virginia (Gini)Barris and Leroy Ruthy Kirila

Pamela S McGee
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
What can I say I loved this guy.. Always so funny and fun... He will n
be missed by many.. Remember the good times.. Love Pam and Dan McGee

Debbie Grantz Wolf
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
Ron, Dearest,

We are keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers in this time of your beloved's passing. Love and miss you, dear cousin.

Bob and Diane Zieglero
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathy Ronn.

Kelly (Conti) Donadio
   Posted Wed July 22, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of David's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with his entire family.

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