Joan M. (Klein) Smith

May 7, 1932 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 89)


Joan Marie (Klein) Smith, age 89, passed away on Saturday morning, January 15, 2022, at Apple Blossom Senior Living in Moon Township, PA .  Joan was a devoted wife, mother, nana, and great nana.  She and her husband Vince were married for 65 years; they had an amazing life together, but the center of their universe was their family.  They loved to travel and spent many family vacations at the seashore with their children, grandchildren, and extended family.  They also traveled extensively in the United States and then to Germany for Joan’s 75th birthday.  Joan also loved the theater and concerts, but her strong faith was the center of her being.  She was a devoted catholic who attended daily mass and served in many capacities such as Christian Mothers, Parish Council, and Ladies of Charity.  Joan believed in giving back to the world and made this practice part of her daily life. 

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Vince, her daughter Deb (Dan) Keener of Cranberry, daughter Diane (Dave) Beears of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, son Vince (Joy) Smith of Imperial, and daughter Lisa Payne of Monroeville.  Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Phil) Rife, Kara (Christopher) Hall, Curtis Keener, Brian (Laney) Beears, Megan (Christopher) DelaTorre, Craig Keener, Christopher (Lindsey) Beears, Colin (Emily) Smith, Sarah Payne and Tristan Payne. Adored great-grandmother of Bella, Sophia, Landyn, Rosalyn, Clayton, Harper and Marie.  Joan  was the sister of James (Karen) Klein, the late Robert Klein and his wife Marg who survives, and the late Joseph Klein and his wife Gail who survives.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  It is respectfully requested memorial donations be sent to one of the following charities:  Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, Heifer International, or American Cancer Society.


Mass of Christian Burial
January 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Saint Columbkille R.C. Church
103 Church Road
Imperial, PA 15126

Private Committal

Saint Columbkille R. C. Cemetery


American Cancer Society
320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205

Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh
212 9th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Tel: 1-412-456-6999

Heifer International
1 World Avenue, Little Rock AR 72202
Tel: 1-855-948-6437

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