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.
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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.