Donald Wayne Smith passed away on October 31st, 2012 in Suwanee, GA. He was born in New Castle, PA to George and Rebecca Corbin Smith on July 29, 1950. Don was a graduate of the Penn State University and worked as an engineer on many road and bridge construction projects from Hawaii to the Southeast, he was recently retired from Gwinnett County. Don was a great friend, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Don is survived by his wife of 26 years, Deborah Anne Smith, and his children, Patrick Smith of Suwanee, GA, David Smith of Youngstown, OH, Michael Becky Smith of Struthers, OH and Jennifer Karl Hartzell of Youngstown, OH. Also his sisters, Sharon Samsa of Edinburgh, PA, Linda Franklin Billyk of New Castle, PA, his brother, Kenny Georgina Smith of Bessemer, PA and many nieces and nephews. There will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his name to The American Heart Association.

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  1. Debbie, Patrick and family: I wish I had the perfect words to ease your grief, give you comfort. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I didn’t know Don very well. But, we saw each other every morning coming into work. Years ago, we immediately hit it off and started giving each other a hard time each morning. I used to sneak up with my jewelry and make the metal detector go off when he would come into the building so that the Sheriff’s would have to check him. He would get so mad. It was so nice to have someone like him around. I am very sad to find out at this late date that he is gone. I wanted you to know that I enjoyed seeing him all these years and having someone that just felt like family. I will miss him so much! I am so sorry for your loss.

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