Patricia M. Smith

Patricia M. Smith

Patricia M. Smith, 88, of Albion, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her residence.  Patricia was born in Altoona, PA, on November 5, 1931, a daughter of the late Sherman and Anna (Diehl) Nearhoof.  She was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Albion and loved spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Benton, and five brothers, France Nearhoof, Taz Nearhoof, Dick Nearhoof, David Nearhoof, and Denny Nearhoof.  She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Irvin B. Smith Jr. of Albion, seven children, Terry Nearhoof and his wife, Linda, of Erie, Wendy Pearson and her husband, Dave, of Tampa, FL, Karen Randall and her husband, Gary, of Albion, Frank Sikora and his wife, Wendy, of Albion, Robert Sikora of Cranesville, Lisa Sikora and her husband, Chuck, of Albion, and Deana Brockett of Albion, a sister, Annie Hlivko of Albion, two brothers, Harold Nearhoof of Conneaut, OH, and Bernie Nearhoof and his wife, Regina, of Erie.  Also surviving are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.   Due to the COVID-19 virus, all arrangements will be handled privately by the family at this time.  When it is safe to do so, the family will hold a memorial mass and burial which will be announced.  Arrangements are being handled by the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, PA, 16401.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit


Left by  “Shelly Snyder Westerburg ” on 05/26/2020

So sorry for your loss. Our families go way back. Sending our condolences to all of you. The Snyder family

Left by  “Marilyn Randall and Caloneheskie family” on 05/03/2020

Sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts be with you.

Left by  “Marilyn Randall and Caloneheskie family” on 05/03/2020

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers be with you.

Left by  “Marilyn Strait and family” on 05/03/2020

Deepest condolences for her family and friends!!

Left by  “Jan Turner” on 05/03/2020

So sorry for your loss,Pat was such a sweet lady. I truly enjoyed having her as a customer in my salon.

Left by  “Stephanie Bright-Hosack” on 05/01/2020

I am very sorry for your loss!

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