Unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 16, 2020, Joseph Andrew Smolka Jr, age 73, passed into the Lord's embrace. He was born in Punxsutawney, PA, on August 15, 1946 to Joseph Andrew Catherine (Katula) Smolka Sr.
Joseph was a graduate of Hempfield High School in Youngwood, PA and went on to work at General Motors for thirty-five years, until retiring in 2006. He proudly served his country as a medic in the US Army during the Vietnam War, was an avid fisherman and loved spending time at flea markets and garage sales. Joe also attended Ohltown United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa (Young) Smolka, whom he married on December 13, 1986; daughter, Carol Ann Smolka of Nashville, TN.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents.
Donations in Joe's memory can be made to the Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Depot Road, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting: www.cremateohio.
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