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SPC Andrew J Smith

Called AJ by his family and dear friends.


SPC Andrew J Smith was born in Pittsburgh PA on July 31st, 1987 and ended his life at the age of 28 years old on February 21st, 2016.

Andrew served in Iraq in the Army reserve from 2006 until 2010 as an Infantry E-4 specialist, in the 56th Stryker Unit.

Andrew's lifelong dream was to become a professional fire-fighter which he became in 2013 for the city of Columbia, SC, after working very hard. Being a fire-fighter was Andrew's dream job, he simply loved it.

Andrew's unconditional passions were the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey team and Ghostbuster, the movie! He first watched the movie at the age of 4 years old and this had a long lasting effect on Andrew! So much that Andrew would even collect Ghostbuster tattoo’s! He had so many Ghostbuster tattoo’s that after he passed, his Dad and sister, Heather, each got a Ghostbuster tattoo in his memory! Deb, his mom, settled for a Ghostbuster necklace!

Andrew was the uncle of Lexi, Emma & Tay Tay. He loved his nieces, loved teasing them and making them Laugh so much. He loved playing Hockey, and he loved playing practical jokes on everyone. He was never afraid to try anything and always had a huge grin on his face !!!

He was so loved by all! Fire-fighters from many states came to honor their brother when he was laid to rest at the English Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zelienople PA.

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