Melinda "Sis" Smith, 57, of Claridge, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Transitions North Huntingdon Health Care. She was born, January 2, 1962, in Jeannette, a daughter of Peggy Barton Reidenbach of Westview and the late William Joseph McLaughlin. She worked as a self-employed house cleaner and was Catholic by faith. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Norman Reidenbach and her boyfriend, Michael Gonder. In addition to her mother, she is survived by three children, John Smith. Jr. of Jeannette, Jason Smith of Greensburg and Sarah Smith of New Alexandria, three grandchildren, Tyler, Angel and Kimberly, four siblings; Scott McLaughlin and his wife Nancy of WI, Patrick McLaughlin and his wife Rose of Jeannette, Tammy Bevilacqua and her boyfriend Bob of Jeannette, and Kristen Molnar and her husband Tim of Trafford and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A blessing service will be held 1:30 pm Friday in the funeral home with Fr. Michael Sikon officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. A special thank you to the Gonder family for their compassionate care during Melinda's illness, especially Kelly and Stan. To send on-line condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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