Norene H. ‘Rene’ Hirko Smith, 47, of Derry, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was born January 17, 1971, a daughter of the late Albert and Betty Jean (Baker) Hirko.
Rene graduated of Mount Pleasant Area High School and was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Who’s Who Among American High School Students and The National Honor Society.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Hirko in April 2017, her father, Albert Hirko in October 1992, and her grandparents.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, camping and spending time under the stars around the fire.
She was the loving wife to Lee M. Smith, devoted mother to Damien Smith (Toni) of Arona, and stepmother to Lee Matthew Smith, She is also survived by her brother, Albert Hirko (Brandy) of Stahlstown, her sister Diana Casturo (Charles) of Mt. Pleasant, nieces Jaelle Pruitt and Aubrey Casturo, her nephew Derek Hirko (Mallory), her grandnephew Hayden Hirko and a number of loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services and interment will be private. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe is assisting the family with arrangements.