Peter J Smith

April 3rd, 1935 to November 22nd, 2019

Peter Junior “Pete” Smith, 84, of Marysville, died Friday, November 22, 2019.

He was born April 3, 1935 in Port Huron to Peter and Bernice Smith. He married Gloria Hux on May 19, 1973 in Port Huron. She died June 3, 2013.

Pete graduated from Port Huron High School in 1955. He then went on to serve in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. He was employed with the Port Huron Area School District and retired in 1978. Besides reading and playing cards with his friends, he enjoyed parking under the Blue Water Bridge to watch the ships go by.

He is survived by two sons, David (Demra) Collingwood and Bruce (Jennifer) Collingwood; grandsons, Scott, Jason, Matthew (Aly) and Tyler; granddaughters, Tracy (Rob) and Jamie (Jay); 16 great grandchildren; brother, Marshall Smith; brother-in-law, Al (Alice) Hux; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter Smith; mother and special dad, Berniece and Benny Kruszynski; sister, Regina; brothers, Charles, Chester, and Bobby; and grandson, Tristan Collingwood.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in the Riverlawn Cemetery Chapel, Marysville. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans.

Arrangements are by Marysville Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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