June 20, 2021 - October 30, 2015
Age 88, of Cranberry Township, passed away with peace and dignity on October 30, 2015. Friends will be received on Monday, November 2, 2015, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, (724) 772-8800. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Passavant Retirement Community, 105 Burgess Dr., Zelienople, PA 16063 on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Born April 22, 1927, Tony was a veteran of the United States Navy, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a distinguished engineer. He is survived by his beautiful and beloved wife of 50 years, Barbara Jean (LaRosa) Smocer; sister, Mildred Jean (Smocer) Raheb, of Rockledge, FL; his children, daughter, Susan Smocer Platt, husband, Ron Platt of Great Falls, VA; son, Michael Smocer, wife, Malinda Smocer and dazzling granddaughters, Makara and Marin Smocer, of Cranberry Township; daughter, Jessica Smocer, of Baltimore, MD and grandsons, Gage and Parker Smocer-Hilderbrand, State College, PA, who carry his strength and his features into the next generation. As we grieve at his physical departure from our arms, he is welcomed by so many whom he loved so dearly. Julia Helen Gaslevic Smocer, wife – gone, but always remembered; siblings, Henry, Mildred, Anne, Michael, Aloysius, Frank, Joseph, Margaret, and Richard – gone, but never forgotten. And Zeus, his Irish Wolfhound, who stands again beside him. We celebrate his full life. We never knew a moment without his love. We carry his warmth with us now. Non est vivere sed valere vita est. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pgh., PA 15237 or the Alzheimer’s Association , Pittsburgh Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pgh., PA 15222, www.alz.org.