Stephen C. Shewan ’83
March 29, 2017
Kellie Whittier Spychalski
March 29, 2017

Glenn E. Smith ’66 (Religion & Philosophy), of West Newton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 14, 2017, on the eve of his 74th birthday at the home of his son, Mark (Ruth) Smith, in Harvest, Alabama. Glenn was born Feb. 15, 1943, in McKeesport. He was the son of the late Jack and Evelyn Smith, of Elizabeth. Glenn was loved by all who crossed his path, mostly for his gentle, loving spirit and appreciation for storytelling and good humor. He was a lover of the natural world, wild songbirds being known to alight upon him; an avid sportsman, having harvested a record-winning White-tail; and a faithful Christian steward. Glenn graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School; attended seminary at Roberts Wesleyan University of New York, serving as a Methodist minister for nearly 10 years; and received his teaching degree from California University of Pennsylvania. After his retirement from US Steel (Clairton Works), where he made lifelong friends, he was very active with softball (Big Kids), volleyball and basketball senior league teams where he also developed very close friendships. Glenn’s family had a longtime relationship with Victory Primitive Methodist Church of Elizabeth. Glenn was predeceased by his former wife, Jane Smith (Hardes); his uncles, Glenn (Irene) Smith, Bill (Ruth) Smith and Melvin (Nancy) Smith; aunt, Elayne (Mel) Tamblyn; and a baby brother, Gene. He is survived by his siblings, Donald (Toni) Smith, Cheryl (Curt) Hayden, Robert Smith, and cousin-like-a-brother, Jerry (Patty) Baker; his children, Hannah (Debra) Smith-Brubaker, Mark (Ruth) Smith, Eric (Cher) Smith and Jury Smith; his beloved grandchildren, Chandler, Adric, Calan, Owen, Ira, Opal, Olivia and Elowyn; many cousins, nieces and nephews who adored him; and special friend, Gloria Hathaway.