Harry Smith

Harry D. Smith

Monday, July 27th, 1953 - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Harry Darnell Smith was born on July 27, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Shadyside Hospital. Family and Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm at Coston Funeral Homes, Inc., 427 Lincoln Avenue, where Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 pm.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Harriet Timpson Smith. He is survived by his companion and partner, Wilda Jones, sister Runette Brown and brother Melvin T. Smith, nieces Felice Johnson (Larry Johnson) and Kimyarte Smith, nephew Kristopher Brown, great nephew Brandon Johnson (Sanoma Johnson) and great niece Irielle Smith. And not to be excluded are great-great nieces Logan Marie Johnson and Bryce Denise Johnson along with a number of cousins and members of the Jones family.

Harry graduated from Perry High School and soon after joined the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy, he became a certified sous chef, he joined his brother Melvin and stayed in San Diego, California where he lived for over 30 years working as a sous chef. He then relocated back home to Pittsburgh, PA in 2008 where he worked in various restaurants and facilities as a cook and sous chef.

Harry led a quiet and purposeful life with a dry weird sense of humor. He worked hard at his craft and took much pride and derived immense joy in his ability to feed others well and their enjoyment of his skills. He had a vivid memory that worked to his credit and detriment. Harry could be stubborn and yet he had such a very sensitive side. He will be missed.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Coston Funeral Homes, Inc.- EL
    427 Lincoln Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 1:30pm
    Coston Funeral Homes, Inc.- EL
    427 Lincoln Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 03:48pm
To the family of Mr. Smith, please accept our condolences for the loss of your loved one. We know there are no words that can express the grief you must be feeling. Please know that God is not indifferent to the sufferings we experience when death occurs. He had to suffer through the death of his loved one Jesus Christ. He made a provision through the resurrection found at Acts 24:15. Even Jesus before his death stated at John 5:28,29 that there would come a time when all those in the memorial tombs would hear his voice and come out. This had to do with a resurrection that would occur right here on the earth. We hope these words bring a measure of comfort.

Posted at 12:03pm
Hello my name is Lynn Irvin, And as I was going through the obituaries I came across your loved ones name. Please find comfort in knowing that others care. Life is met with so many uncertainties . I would like to take this moment to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your love ones. I would also like to share this scriptural thought with the family. scriptures such as Palms 37: 10,11 where Jehovah promises to resurrect our dead love ones. and Revelations 21:3, 4 where sickness and death will be no more pain and out cry because of suffering will be gone. please find comfort in scriptures such as 2Peter3:13 Gods promise of a new heavens and new earth where righteous people will live. May the God of peace comfort you in all of your trials so that you may comfort others in their trials. Sincerely Lynn Irvin.

J. Fields

Posted at 09:00am
Dear family. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. What brings me comfort in times like these is the scripture found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 where God promises to do away with all sickness and death forever. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, be with your family during this most difficult time in your lives.

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