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Jonathan "Poch" Smith, 37, son, husband, father and friend.
"Not a goodbye, but a see you later"
Jonathan, 37, formerly of Avella, passed at 2:05 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at home in Neshannock, surrounded by his loving wife and family after a courageous fight against cancer.
Jonathan was born July 7, 1980, in Washington, Pa., to Donald and Elaine (Dryer) Smith.
He married Elisa Suber on Oct. 28, 2006, and had two sons, Mason, 9, and Keenan, 7.
At Westminster College, he was the director of enterprise services and served as an adviser to Phi Kappa Tau for 11 years. Also from Westminster, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems in 2002 and a Master of Education degree in 2007. He also co-founded his own web services business, QS Web Services, in 2014. He was also a member of the Grove Presbyterian Church, West Middletown.
Known for his patience, humor and easygoing nature, Jonathan was an avid lover of helping others, coaching his children's soccer teams at the Y-Zone, keeping up with the latest and greatest technology and Pittsburgh sports. He enriched countless lives around him. His only wish was to have more time with his family.
Surviving are Jonathan's wife, Elisa; sons, Mason and Keenan; his mother, Elaine Smith of Washington; his brother, Gary Smith; his sister-in-law, Mary Jo; his nephew, Thomas Smith; his niece, Molly Smith, of Avella; his father-in-law, Alan Suber, and mother-in-law, Pam Suber, of Hermitage; sister-in-law, Kaitlyn Suber, of Pittsburgh; his cousins, Beth (Rabo) Nijenhuis, Dean (Missy) Dryer, Philip (Vicky) Blanchard and Elizabeth (Matt) Morson; and many aunts, uncles and friends.
Preceding him in passing on to eternal life are Jonathan's father, Donald Smith; his sister, Kimberly Susan Smith; and his cousins, David Dryer and Deborah Welsh.
Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial trust, "Mason and Keenan Smith Family Fund" at First National Bank, 3320 State St., Hermitage, PA 16148 or at any branch.

Jonathan "Poch," 37, of Neshannock.
Calling hours: 4-8 p.m. Friday (9-29-17) at Westminster College, in the Wallace Memorial Chapel, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the chapel.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday (9-30-17) at the chapel, with the Rev. James Mohr officiating. As he loved technology and social media, a video tribute to Jonathan can be found at https://goo.gl/v8QyAa.
Arrangements by HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 502 Adams St., Rochester.
Published on September 26, 2017
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