Bedford

Steven P. Smith 33, of Bedford, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, due to a brief illness.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1985, in Cumberland, Md., a son of Roger Smith, of Bedford, and Patricia (Gardner) Horner and husband, Robert Sr., of Ocala, Fla.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, April (Shaw) Smith, of Bedford; two children, Aurora and Liam Smith, at home; a brother, Dan Smith and wife, Megan, of Bedford; two half-sisters, Amy Melton of Egypt, and Emily Shaffer of Bedford; a step-sister, Rebecca Rackley, of Holly Springs, N.C.; and a step-brother, Robert Horner Jr. and wife, Mandy, of Holly Springs, N.C.; father and mother-in-law, Rick and Penny Shaw, of Everett; a brother-in-law, Brandon Shaw and wife, Colleen, of Johnstown, and their children: Lucy, Michael, and Josephine Shaw; grandmother-in-law, Edna Heming, of Everett; special friend, Timberly; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Clair and Bertha Smith; maternal grandparents: Joseph and Marian Gardner; and grandparent-in-laws: Joe and Virginia Smith Sr. and Ronald Heming.

Steven was a 2003 graduate of Bedford High School, and received a degree in respiratory therapy from Allegany College of Maryland. He had a passion for helping people and enjoyed his career. Steven was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, and Penn State Football fan. He loved playing guitar, fishing, and bowling. He will be remembered as a loving person with quick wit, lightening the mood, and successfully pulling off pranks on friends and family. Most of all he was a devoted and loving father to his children.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at noon, in the Chapel, at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford, with Rev. Jenny Barnes officiating. Friends will be received on Saturday, from 10 a.m., until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to his children: Aurora Smith Trust, c/o First Commonwealth Bank, 9503 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522 and Liam Smith Trust, c/o First Commonwealth Bank, 9503 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522. The online guestbook is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.

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