Smithton, PA – Michael DeSimone, a longtime resident of Smithton, Pennsylvania, and an active community leader serving as Borough Councilman sadly passed away. DeSimone was also a lifelong member of the Smithton Volunteer Fire Department. The circumstances behind Michael DeSimone’s death have not been released to the general public. He died on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Smithton, Pennsylvania a Facebook page announced Michael DeSimone’s death on Saturday, ” Today our community is deeply saddened to have lost a dear friend, Michael “Skip” DeSimone. An active community leader serving as Borough Councilman and lifelong member of the Smithton Volunteer Fire Department. Sincerest condolences to the DeSimone family. He will truly be missed. Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts, you are always there.”
Smithton is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 399 at the 2010 census. As of 2018, the population was listed at 378. Smithton has its own post office, with zip code 15479, and is serviced by Yough School District.
Around 1801 a mill, known as Smith’s Mill, was built at the location which became Smithton Borough. The town was incorporated as a borough in 1901. Smithton’s early industry was in coal mining, coke ovens, and the transportation of goods produced in the valley of Jacobs Creek.
By 1906, four schools were located at Smithton, with 4 teachers serving 144 students. William B. Jones (grandfather of actress Shirley Jones) founded The Jones Brewing Company at Smithton in 1907. The company brewed Stoney’s Beer in Smithton until 2002, when the brewing operation was moved to Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
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