On April 17, Douglas E. Smith, the son of William and Carole (Novington) Smith, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family following a battle with glioblastoma. He was 57.
Born August 20, 1963, Doug attended Jefferson County Joint Vocational School and studied graphic arts. Following his high school graduation in 1981, Doug began working at the former Ed’s Quick Print on 4th St. in Steubenville. He attended the former West Liberty State College where he studied Business, but he ultimately became a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 246 of Steubenville and recently retired.
Doug had an extreme interest in genealogy and has compiled quite an impressive family tree, one that has been traced to the actual immigrants from England, Scotland, Wales, Hungary, and Bohemia (modern day Germany).
Throughout his jobs and genealogical work, Doug has met many people whom he considered friends. He enjoyed the conversations he had with those in the different courthouses, libraries and genealogical societies he frequented while pursuing his genealogy.
One of Doug’s greatest passions was being an uncle. He loved his nieces and nephews and enjoyed the time he spent with them. He was quite proud of all of them.
In addition to his parents, Doug is survived by his brother Bill (Lindy) Smith and his sisters Brenda (Jim) Anderson and Judy (Rob) Davis; his nieces and nephews Jenna (Taylor) FitzGerald; Billy Smith; Brianna Zarych; Ted (Lauren) Anderson and Elizabeth Anderson; Anthony, Jonathan, and Bethany Davis; and a great nephew, Radley FitzGerald. He is survived by many cousins, aunts, and uncles whom he loved, as well as the significant others of his nieces and nephews whose company he enjoyed: Brooke Piergallini, Kelsey Poole, Bradly Newburn, Cole Roscoe, and Lacie Adams.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Evelyn (Carter) Novington and paternal grandparents Earl Smith and Ruthora (Davis) Smith Kirkpatrick.
The family would like to thank the team at Charity Hospice for their care during Doug’s final weeks.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from Noon until the time of services at 1 pm. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.
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