Bernard J.(Smitty) Smithberger, 81, passed away Sunday, November 1,2009 at Trinity West Hospital,
He was born February 12, 1928 in Marietta O.H., a son of the late, Orlando Smithberger and Meda Gerber.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Smithberger,; one daughter, Alma Jean Smithberger,; one step-son, Alan Heiss,; one brother, Charles Smithberger and a sister Edith Charleston.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Mary (Schwendeman) Smithberger of Wintersville; two step-sons, Don Heiss of Wintersville, O.H.; Michael(Amy) Heiss of Toronto, O.H.; one step-daughter, Beth(Phil) Kendzierski of Moundsville, W.V.; one sister, Mary Ulmer of Marietta, O.H. ; 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2009 from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm at CARE Funeral & Cremation Service 1500 Second Street Moundsville WV. A vigil will held at 7pm in the Care Chapel with Father Edward Stafford officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 10a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Moundsville with Father Terrance Adams as celebrant. Interment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.
Military graveside rates will be conducted by the Moundsville Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to a charity of your choice.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at carechapel.com