Joseph J. Smith Jr. 1935-2018

MINERAL RIDGE — Joseph J. Smith Jr., 82, of Mineral Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 20, 1935, in Mineral Ridge, he was the son of Joseph J. and Mary Ellen Hammel Smith Sr. He grew up in Mineral Ridge and graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in 1954.

He worked as a steel worker for Copperweld Steel until his retirement. He loved fishing, hunting and watching his nieces and nephews play ball at Seaborn Elementary fields.

Survivors include his siblings, Thomas (Maryann) Smith, Mary Hake Miller, Douglas (Marge) Smith and George (Donna) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Resurrection Cemetery Chapel.

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