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On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Wallace Wendell Smith, Jr., beloved husband of Patricia O. Smith; also survived by his children by his late wife, Mary E. Smith: Pamela Stodolsky (late Frank), Wallace W. Smith III (Ladan), Sarah K. Smith (Robert Davidson), Steuart G. Smith (Dana); and his grandchildren, Sarah S. Rennie (Eric), Frank Stodolsky, Christian S. Smith (Emily), Patrick E. Smith, Iain S. Smith (Kelsey), Nathan K. Smith, Alexander K. Smith, and Matthew K. Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey E. Gibbs and Henry W. Smith. Also surviving Mr. Smith are his stepchildren, Anne B. Hulley (David), Emily B. Naunheim (David), and Robert L.Becker III; eight step-grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Smith served in the paratroops in WWII with his twin brother, Kennedy C. M. Smith who died in action.

Mr. Smith was employed by US Steel but his true passion was the refinishing of antique American furniture, also researching and studying the history of antique bird prints and Chinese Export porcelain. He also derived years of pleasure by listening to Classical WQED-FM, especially the Jim Cunningham morning show.

A service in celebration of the life of Wallace Wendell Smith, Jr. will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. A private burial service will follow at Allegheny Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions to Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or to WQED-FM, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from June 18 to June 21, 2017]

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