Jerry Gileot notified us that long time beagler, and long time Field Trial Secretary for Chartiers Valley Beagle Club, Mort Smith, passed away today, 9/23. Mort ran his beagles under the kennel name Green Castle and two of his favorite Field Champions were Green Castle Alpha and Green Castle Omega. Mort and his lovely wife, Pat also supported the International and Eastern for many years and also attended the other federations. Originally, the International was run at Imperial, Chartiers Valley and Coraopolis. There were many banquets, parties and bands at the club back then. Mort and Pat supported beagling on all levels back then. Unfortunately, Mort's health didn't allow him to go to trials anymore, and some of us saw his son trying to start in beagling a few years back.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, love of his life and best friend, Pat, their children and grandchildren and their families and friends. Mort will forever be in our hearts and live on through the many cherished memories through the years. Those we love don't walk away, they walk beside us everyday. Heaven has gained another Guardian Angel and please give everyone a hug for us. We know Mort would tell his family and friends....
When the day comes that no more tomorrows I shall see,
One of my biggest regrets will be not being able to be
there at your side should you need me.
My wish for you then will always be,
that your lives are long and happy and that you
will follow your dreams wherever the road may lead.
When you look back and I am but a memory,
I pray that you always remember that you were,
and always will be deeply loved by me.
Rest in Peace Our Dear Friend and thanks for your dedication, support, friendship and devotion to our sport!
Mort you will definitely be missed and the chain is broken...but you will never be forgotten!
3807 Middleboro Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA. 15234-1913
Gerald "Mort" William Smith
November 24, 1940 - September 23, 2020
Mort, age 79 passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on September 23, 2020. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Ann; Devoted father of Mort, Marlana and Mark (Sheri); Pappy to eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Mort proudly served his county in the US Army. He was a devout family man, spending many summers on Lake Erie with his family. His passions were AKC Beagling, hunting, fishing and football.
Visitation will be held on Monday, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, PGH, 15236. Funeral mass and burial will be held on Tuesday, at 9:30 am at St. Anne Church and burial at 12:30 pm at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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