Wednesday, September 22, 2010


From The Pittsburgh Post Gazette- Steve was a professor when I was at Trinity a greta teacher and man. He will be missed.

Age 70, passed away September 19, 2010 in the Passavant Retirement Home, formerly from the Sewickley area. Dr. Smith was born in Pasadena CA. ,Oct. 16, 1939, as a youth he earned his Eagle Scout Badge at the age of 14. He was predeceased by his parents Horace Osbun Smith Jr. & Jeanne Louise Schwarzkopf Smith. Dr. Smith was a Graduate of Stanford University where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, he was a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and obtained his Doctorate at Claremont Graduate University in 1980.

Dr. Smith was a Professor of Theology & Ethics at Trinity Seminary in Ambridge Pa. for 22 years retiring June 30, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Joyce C. (Whitney) Smith whom he married June 21, 1963 , also his children; Rebecca (John ) Ford Greenwich CT, Elizabeth Avrigean of Pittsburgh, & Andrew Mc Cray (Maura) Smith of Pittsburgh, also a sister Antonia Smith (Paul) Fletcher of Altadena CA. also surviving are 3 grandchildren; Cameron, Ethan & Lucy. "The Smiths owned the Whistlestop Bed and Breakfast in Leetsdale for 17 years".

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephens Church Sewickley Pa by Rev. Geof Chapman on Saturday ; September 25, 2010 at 10AM a Reception will follow in Grace Commons at St. Stephens Church. Arrangements by COPELAND'S of Sewickley, PA. If desired contributions to Passavant Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, Parkinson's Foundation Research or to Trinity Seminary will be appreciated.

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