Due to the recent events of the Coronavirus Outbreak the Celebration Services that were scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, 2020 have been postponed until a later date that will be announced.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

Richard H. “Rick” Smith, Sr., age 68 of Clarksville St., W. Salem Twp., passed away Sunday morning, March 1, 2020 after a courageous six month battle with Leukemia.

Rick was born in Greenville on September 30, 1951 to the late Robert and Margaret Smith. He attended grade school at St. Paul's and graduated from Reynolds High School in 1969. He was employed with the Borough of Greenville in the Streets Department for forty-one years. He also owned and worked with his wife, Mickey's Cleaning. In addition, he also worked the Pro Shop at Hartstown Golf Course.

He married Marguerite "Mickey" Brown on September 7, 1974. He somehow got her to love two of his favorite past-times, riding his motorcycle and camping. Their favorite spot for many years been their camper at Kibbie's Island, Tionesta. Over the years Rick was very involved with his son's activities from being assistant Scout Master to Cub and Boy Scout Troop 99, receiving the District Award of Merit in 1988 and coaching Little League Baseball and Reynolds Pee Wee Football. From the early 1970's to the early 1980's Rick was well-known as Greenville's Santa Claus's helper, greeting children at Central Park and riding in the Christmas parades. Only special men are picked for a job as important as that!

Rick had many interests including fishing, old westerns, scrabble and chess; Rick took special pride in mowing his grass! He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirate fan. He loved all animals......well except birds. His greatest joy came from his family. He adored Mickey and especially his grandchildren.

He leaves behind Mickey; sons Rob and wife Lori of Girard, OH; Rick, Jr. and his wife Shelly, of Boardman, OH and Matt of Greenville and a daughter, Michele Butler of Greenville; sister-in-laws, Debbie Smith of Jamestown, Becky and Doug Haylett and Gerri and Larry Davis both of Greenville; brother-in-laws, Mike and Diana Brown of Clarion, Dan and Carla Brown of Greenville, Bob and Kathy Brown of Hartstown and Bill and Tina Brown of Jamestown; ten grandchildren; Shane and Trevor Adams, Jesse (Jessica) New, Justin and Dylan Smith, Ciearra and Elizabeth Smith, Alix, Mia and Willow Smith and a great grandchild, Hunter New. Also, Mickey's large Brown family, of which he was a very important part. A very special friend who was like a dad to him, Sam Elia and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jeff Smith and an infant daughter, Sara.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Pink Angels c/o The Nortern Mercer County Foundation, 7 W. State St. #301, Sharon, PA 16146 or to Greenville High School Marching Band c/o Alecia Eppley, 71 Chambers Ave., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 3, 2020    

    Prayers and thoughts to you all! Rick.was a wonderful friend and neighbor while growing up in Greenville. Always remember his kindness. God Bless.

  2. Dennis and Gwen Dennis and Gwen
    March 3, 2020    

    Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  3. Dale & Mary Linton Dale & Mary Linton
    March 3, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss, Prayers for the family.

  4. Summer S. Summer S.
    March 3, 2020    

    Love and hugs. I’m positive he is smiling down from a better place. Such a wonderful happy man. Prayers for everyone he left behind. May God hold you in the palm of His hand

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 3, 2020    

    Dear Mickey so sorry to hear about rick going to miss him. He was a good friend and neighbors our prayers are with you with all our love gene and kathy king

  6. Tom Sutherland Tom Sutherland
    March 3, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss.
    Rick was one of the best men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

  7. Bev Hamilton Bev Hamilton
    March 3, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss.

  8. Kate Nuber Kate Nuber
    March 3, 2020    

    Sympathy and condolences Mickey, and family. Many hugs and much love.

  9. Joseph L. & Ann Marie Fry Joseph L. & Ann Marie Fry
    March 3, 2020    

    To Mickey & the complete family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your complete family. May the beautiful memories that you shared with Rick be etched into your hearts forever. The heavens have gained a beautiful Angel this past week for sure. We are sending your complete family our heartfelt sympathies.

  10. Al Marzano Al Marzano
    March 3, 2020    

    Very sorry Mickey and send my sincere condolences to all of the family. Prayers and Hugs for you and the family.

  11. dale armer dale armer
    March 3, 2020    

    Mickey i was shocked to read this. feels like a new hole in the universe doesnt it? he was an incredible man. i have been where you are so please let me know if i can help. hugs to you.

  12. Vicki Huntley Vicki Huntley
    March 4, 2020    

    Mickey….Im shocked!!! I am so sorry. May you and your families find comfort and peace soon. Im having a hard time absorbing this. He was a great guy. Bless you all⚘

  13. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 4, 2020    

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family love to all Jim and Cathy bowser❤️

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  15. Bill Jamison Bill Jamison
    March 5, 2020    

    It was my privilege to know Rick. We worked together quite often running that old yellow jetter truck back in the day. He was always a pleasure to work with. I really enjoyed his company. R.I.P. my friend. Condolences to Mickey and family.

  16. Mary, Jim, and Tyler Smart and Polly Lindey Mary, Jim, and Tyler Smart and Polly Lindey
    March 8, 2020    

    Dear Mikey and famiy, We are so sorry for the loss of Rick. We had no idea that he was so ill. May God Bless You and your entire family. We love you all.

  17. Dave Fisher Dave Fisher
    March 10, 2020    

    Micky and family my deepest condolences to all. Rick will surely be missed. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

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