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Dwain Smith

August 21, 1933 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Dwain Smith, 87, of Latrobe was escorted by the angels  to his Eternal Home Monday February 8, 2021
in the comfort of his home with with his wife, Cricket and son, Kory by his side. 
He and Cricket were married in 1958 and blessed with two children, Parece and Kory. 
Preceding him in death were his mother, Virginia and his father Vencle Smith along with siblings
Phyllis Bridge (Bob), Betty Ross (Sam) and brother Vince (Nancy) and his precious daughter, Parece Paulette.
Surviving are his wife, Cricket and their son, Kory and granddaughter, Rheagan along with his sister in law Cookie and brother in law, Don Paul.  His niece Cheryl Yandrick (Jerome) along with nieces
Katie ( Clive),  Chelsey (Sean) nephews Joel and Luke Yandrick and great nephew Logan and great niece Hannah Lowry.
Dwain was employed with Blairsville Westinghouse and Latrobe Steel specializing in Metallurgy with level three testing certification heading the NDT department of Latrobe Steel (Timken)  working on and developing steel specifications for NASA"s project Space Shuttle solid rocket boosters.  
Upon his retiring he and his son, Kory owned and operated Wright Motor Cars in Latrobe, Pa.
Dwain's life interest was physical fitness.  It was through weight training and his faith in God he survived the tragic loss of his daughter, Parece.  He was a devout weightlifter and body builder as well as competing and judging.  His claim to fame was competing in his younger years with Bruno Samartino.  He was an inspiration to so many in his years of the love of fitness.
Our sincere appreciation to those as his health declined are:  Dr. Cook and his staff, Laura, Tara and Wanda.  The LAH ER and the ICU unit those attending Dr. Kahn and nurses.  Also, Excella Hospice Team B with Chrissy, Jackie, Stephanie and Jillian whose compassion and care was so comforting.
In accordance with the family wishes a private service will be held. McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.

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