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Sept. 25, 1942-March 12, 2018

Master Sgt. Frank Smutny, 75, Dudley, passed away Monday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

He was born in Allegheny County, Pa., to the late Frank and Mary B. Smutny, and was married to the late Martha T. Smutny.

Master Sgt. Smutny, a veteran of the Vietnam war, having served two tours, retired from the United States Air Force at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base following 26 years of honorable service to our country.

He loved a good laugh, going fishing and animals.

Master Sgt. Smutny was kind to everyone he met.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

Committal services will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pa.

Master Sgt. Smutny is survived by two daughters, Bonnie R. Smutny-Fritz and husband, Randy, of Boxboro, Mass., and Terryl B. Terrell and fiancé, Brian Jones, of Killeen, Texas, a sister, Eleanor Laverde of Clinton, Pa.; four grandchildren, Terryl A. Fritz, Giovanni Terrell, Cameron Terrell and Brayden Terrell-Jones; and a great-granddaughter, Eliza Terrell.

A brother, Arthur Smutny, also preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Smutny family, and online condolences may be sent through www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on March 14, 2018 8:05 AM