Allen B. “Smokey” Smooke
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Allen B. “Smokey” Smooke

(File photo)
(File photo)

SMOOKE: Allen B. “Smokey” Smooke, on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Edith (Ruder) Smooke. Beloved father of Dr. Joel E. (Kerry) Smooke, Shelley (Alex) Rapport, Ronna (Dr. Ronald) Manglaviti and the late Irwin W. Smooke. Father-in-law of Kathie Green. Brother of Sylvia (late Ben) Gross, Betty (late Edward) Miller, Faye (late Seymour) Schwartz and the late Jerome “Jerry” (late Delores) Smooke. Brother-in-law of he late Harry (late Betty) Ruder and the late Herbert “Hymie” Ruder. Grandfather of Dr. Adam (Jacqueline) Smooke, Jesse (Krysta) Rapport, Eric Smooke, Molly Smooke-Feinberg (Michael) and Ian Manglaviti. Great-grandfather of Gabrielle S. Rapport, Madison Smooke and Hannah Smooke. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Zona Castalano and Lil Markowitz and dear friend forever Richard McBride and T.A. Johnson whom Allen both treated as sons. Allen was a World War II veteran as well as a past commander of the Jewish War Veteran Post 299. He was a member of the Homestead Hebrew Congregation and also a chairman (gabbai) of the Homestead Hebrew Cemetery. Allen was a soft drink distributor for 58 years in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas known as “Smokey” the pop man for his gold dollars. He will be remembered for being generous to a fault. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment at Homestead Hebrew Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Homestead Hebrew Cemetery, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Yeshiva Achei Tmimim, 6401 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. 

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