OBITUARY

Patrick E. "Pat" Smith

November 1, 1939March 12, 2013
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Patrick E. "Pat" Smith, 73, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Tues., March 12, 2013 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, FL. A native of Chicago, IL, he was born Nov. 1, 1939 to Walter and Helen (Keen) Smith, one of four children. Mr. Smith was a retired crew leader for underground cable splicing with 35 years of service with Exelon (formerly ComEd) in suburban Chicago, including the Elgin area. Patrick was a U.S. Army veteran from 1958 to 1961 and of the Catholic faith. Among his passions in life were downhill skiing and football, but he was also a collector of lighthouses and ships that he kept in his home. Pat moved to Homosassa 14 years ago from St. Charles, IL and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary M. Smith, Homosassa; brother Robert Smith, Lancaster, CA; eight nieces and nephews; especially Angela Bohanan, Columbus, OH; Sharyn Pokorny and Thomas Novak, both of Homosassa; Joseph Scavo, Bolingbrook, IL; Matthew Scavo, Gahanna, OH; Sarah Scavo, Boston, MA and Vito and Carl Scavo, both of Lynn, MA. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two siblings, Walter Smith and Dorothy Novak. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Mon., March 19, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. from Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to HPH Hospice, 12246 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613. Casual attire please, at the request of Pat's family. www.wilderfuneral.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Monday, March 18, 2013
  • Reception Follows The Celebration Monday, March 18, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Inurnment At Later Date
REMEMBERING

Patrick E. "Pat" Smith

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Kristen Ihnatiuk White

March 22, 2013

I still remember the day that you told our family that you were moving to Florida. I cried and cried. You were a wonderful friend to our family and a great "buddy" to my Dad! You will always be remembered and will forever be in our hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary.

Nikki Ihnatiuk

March 22, 2013

Our family was saddened to learn of Pat's passing. We have fond memories of two of the best next door neighbors anyone could ask for. You treated our children, Kristen and Nicholas, as if they were your own. Remembering Pat and Steve act like two small boys every year when they strung the hundreds of Christmas lights throughout our yards always brings a smile to my face. It was a sad day when you decided to move from St. Charles.

Mary, we keep you in our prayers and thoughts. God's peace.

Love, Steve, Nikki and Family

Chris and Kristin Novak

March 20, 2013

We always enjoyed the company of Uncle Pat on trips to visit my parents, his dry humor always made me laugh. Our hearts are with you Mary.

March 20, 2013

We will never forget the wonderful times we shared, especially those beautiful ski trips out west. Stay strong Mary and we will keep you in our prays. Love, Ray & Linda

March 19, 2013

We remember the good times from ComEd and most recently, all the jokes Pat sent by email. We'll miss seeing his name in our "inbox". Stay strong, Mary, and know Pat will always be with you.

Love, Tom and Jean Martin

Joe Scavo

March 18, 2013

Looking through the online photo album brings back many fond memories. Uncle Pat and Aunt Mary would take me, my sister Angela, and my brother Matt on many adventures when we were younger. I have great memories of going boating at the Chain-o-Lakes, the Illinois River, and week long trips to Lake of the Ozarks. Then more recent trips to Florida with my own family, Attilia and Dora, before Marcello was born. Uncle Pat will be missed by all of us.

March 18, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Patrick. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Aunt Mary. Love, Jamie and Barb Novak

Susan Jacklin

March 18, 2013

Our most heartfelt sympathies are with you, Mary, and your family. Pat was a good guy and will be missed by many. Keeping you in our prayers....
Love,
Susan & Jay

March 17, 2013

My thoughts are with you, Mary. I fondly recall the nice cruise to Tahiti that we shared, along with Bill & Kathy Witzemann, a few years ago.
Sincerely,
Terry Borvansky

Alicia, James Smith

March 17, 2013

We will miss you Patrick, you were a good man and we feel peace in our heart knowing you are in God's loving arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your loving and devoted wife Mary, as well as the rest of your family.
Your friends Alicia and Jim Smith