Russell Jere Smith, Jr.

April 26, 1960 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 62)


Russell Jere Smith Jr., 62 of Alsace Township, passed away May 22, 2022 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Anita Denise (Sterner) Smith.

Born April 26, 1960 in West Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Russell Jere and Madeline Ann (Gaspari) Smith, Sr.

Russell was employed by Dana Corporation as a laborer and also worked as a roofer with various roofers and was a self-employed roofer.

He enjoyed riding his Road King Harley Davidson, shooting pool, poker and hanging out with his family.

Russell proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corp.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children: Nicholas Logan, husband of Valerie (Spatz) Sterner of Reading; Rachelle Dylana, wife of Anthony Arroyo of Oley and Dylan Russell, husband of Keri Ann (Kachmar) Smith of Oley.

13 grandchildren also survive, in addition are his siblings: Sherry, wife of Rick Mersinger of Muhlenberg Township, Jacqueline, wife of Michael Rohrbach of Leesport, Madeline “Lynnie”, wife of Marc Mundell of Leesport and Kathy, wife of Michael Castner of Leesport.

A prayer service will be held on Friday, May 27th at  6 pm at the Stitzel Funeral Home, 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. A viewing will be held from 4-6  pm from the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday May 28th at 11:30 am at Gethsemane Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Alvernia University: Department of Physical Therapy leads Pro-bono Care Fund, C/O Dr. Robin Zappin, 400 St. Bernadine Street, “The Plex”, Reading Pa 19607.

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May 27, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

Prayer Service
May 27, 2022

6:00 PM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

* Graveside Service
May 28, 2022

11:30 AM
Gethsemane Cemetery
3139 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

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