Elaine Joy Smith

Elaine Joy Smith

BIRTH: 01/28/1940

DEATH: 01/01/2018


Elaine Joy Smith, 77, of Patterson Twp., went to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Curahealth Pittsburgh.

Born January 28, 1940 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lillian (Donovan) Kraus. Elaine worked for 38 years at Peoples Gas, and then went on to work at Franciscan Manor Nursing Home for 12 years.  She loved to sing, and sang for the residents of Franciscan Manor. She also belonged to the choir at St. Monica’s Parish where she was a member.  She was a beautiful woman, who loved life and people.  She was the best.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles Swartslander and Graham Smith; and her twin sister, Patricia Kopta.

She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Gloria J. and Albert Smith, her nephew, Michael C. Kiszer, and great nephew, Brady Kiszer, all of Bridgeville; four step-children; and numerous cousins.

Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 117 Blackhawk Rd.-Chippewa www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com where prayers will be held on Saturday at 9:30am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 at St. Monica’s- Chippewa Site.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made in Elaine’s name to the Beaver County Humane Society 3394 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa PA 15001.




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Fran and Dave Jones from Canonsburg, PA wrote on January 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm:
Gloria and family my heart goes out to you on the passing of your sister. She was an amazing person inside and out as we were friends for 57 years. Now she is free of any pain and singing with the angels with her beautiful voice. I will miss talking with her as we were always there for one another. Rest in peace until we meet again. Will always love you Elaine.
Kathy Toy from Negley Ohio wrote on January 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm:
My Dearest Elaine: You were my dear neighbor, friend and confidant and I will miss you very, very much. Beautiful person inside and out . .. . .joyful and caring. Gloria you have lost a real gem of a sister, but I know that your faith is strong. Love and prayers to your family.