William J. Smartnick Sr.

May 29, 1939 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 82)


William J. Smartnick Sr., 82, of Greensburg, died Thursday, March 31, 2022, in his home.  He was born May 29, 1939, in Greensburg, a son of the late Anthony and Anna (Franko) Smartnick.  Prior to retirement he had been employed by Kistler Construction Company and Eidemiller Construction Company.  He was a member of the Greek Club, Derry and was a former member of St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, South Greensburg.  William was a musician and played accordion in a polka band for over 50 years.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, John, Albert, Anthony, Andrew, Edward, Paul, and Steve Smartnick; and his sister, Pauline Karazsia.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty H. (Nalevanko) Smartnick; three children, Patty Jordan, of Greensburg, William J. Smartnick Jr., of Jeannette, and Joanne Miller (Jeff), of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Eric (Roxie), Anita (Gennaro), Joel (Christina), Billy Jr., Cody (Norrine), and Noah; six great-grandchildren, Aiden, Caden, Damian, Giovanni, Jayden, and Issac; two brothers, Frank Smartnick (Laverne), and Leonard Smartnick (Betty), all of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services were held at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North America Tumor Society (NANETS) at

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