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Donald Jacob Smerdel Jr.

September 18, 1961 — January 25, 2023

Donald Jacob Smerdel Jr. age 62 of Houston passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday January 25, 2023, in his home. He was born September 18, 1961, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Donald J. “Pepsi” Smerdel Sr. who passed away August 8, 2017, and Elizabeth Ragona Smerdel who passed away September 1, 1997. Don lived his entire life in Houston where he was a graduate of Chartiers Houston High School class of 1979. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, St. Oscar Romero Parish and the SNPJ Lodge 138 of Strabane.  Don had been employed for 36 years with the Giant Eagle in Peters Twp. Left behind to cherish his memory is his brother Scot Alan “Scooter” and his wife Diane of Houston, and two nieces Megan and Madison Smerdel.

Friends and family are welcome from 5 until 7 pm Monday January 30, 2023, in SALANDRA FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph P. Salandra LFD 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg where a Catholic Blessing Service will be held at 7 pm. To view or extend condolences please visit

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