W. James Smith, Jr.

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SMITH
W. James, Jr.
Age 45, of South Fayette Twp., suddenly on January 11, 2018. Loving husband of Erica; devoted father to L.J and Rachel; loving son of Patricia and James Smith; brother and best friend to Stacy Smith; brother-in-law of Brett Enrico; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. James earned his Master’s Degree from Duquesne University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Phi. He was a teacher for Pittsburgh Public Schools for over 20 years, where he worked with special education students. One of his greatest joys in life was coaching his son, L.J., in football and watching his daughter Rachel compete in cheer. He enjoyed traveling to exotic locations with his family, where he learned to love scuba diving. Family and friends received on Sunday from 2-8 PM at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333), where a Blessing Service will be held Sunday at 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jim’s Children’s education fund.