Brian P. Smith

Brian P. Smith
June 2, 1969 – April 2, 2020

He is survived by his wife, Martalena “Marte” Smith; children, Gabriella Gerner (Noah) and Marco Smith; granddaughter, Kamila; parents, Walter and Sandra Smith; sister, Belinda Weidner (Scott); mother-in-law, Dianne Carroll (Dave); father-in-law, Robert Trelles (Ana); brother-in-law, Bob Trelles; niece and nephews.

Private Family Services at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler with a Memorial Mass to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to ALS in the Heartland or the ALS Association.



  • Jo Ann Garvey Posted April 4, 2020 10:27 am

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Brian was a very fine person, friendly, thoughtful, a joy to be around.

    • Paula Coffee Posted April 5, 2020 2:05 am

      I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your whole family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Brian.

  • Katie Cascio Posted April 4, 2020 3:48 pm

    Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences. We all loved Brian so much. The world lost one of the greatest you could ever have the privilege to know. Much love to you and the family. May you find peace in this difficult time. Love you all.

  • Mark Chavez Posted April 4, 2020 3:49 pm

    To the Smiths. Our families deepest condolences.

    • Tina Posted April 5, 2020 11:10 am

      Brian was truly a good one. Thinking of you all and remembering all our families moments together throughout the years.

  • Heidi & Tim McSorley Posted April 4, 2020 4:02 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brian was a special person who touched so many lives and truly will be missed.

  • Chris Ballard Posted April 4, 2020 4:15 pm

    Smith Family – we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family and the promise that you will see him again. The Ballard Family

  • Pat Marchese Posted April 4, 2020 4:33 pm

    My deepest condolence to your family, Brian was the greatest guy and always had a smile and could make me laugh. I miss standing on the sidelines of a Millard North Game with Bruan who always was there to support our high school we all loved. My heart hurts today and I will always have excellent thought of Brian. He was a friend, an awesome proud father and great husband. He will be missed by all who knew him. By my good friend rest in pease.

  • Kandice Rieger Wieczorek Posted April 4, 2020 6:19 pm

    I am so very deeply sorry for all your loss

  • Mike Selman Posted April 4, 2020 6:25 pm

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. Brian will be greatly missed by many. This isn’t good-bye. It’s until next time. Go Rest High On That Mountain. Class of ’88 Rules.

  • Scott Woodford Posted April 4, 2020 6:26 pm

    I played football with Brian in high school. He was a tough and serious competitor and he fought ALS like he competed in sports, giving everything he had. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with Marte and his family.

  • Sue and Jon Trinklein Posted April 4, 2020 7:01 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you. Know that we are covering you in prayer.

  • Tonia Posted April 4, 2020 7:14 pm

    Sorry Marta! Keeping your family in our prayers 🙏

  • Tony Marino Posted April 4, 2020 7:36 pm

    Will always have the best memories of Brine (that’s what the Italians called him) and a history of great times.

  • Kelly Mckay Posted April 4, 2020 8:02 pm

    Prayers for comfort and healing. My deepest sympathies to you all.

  • Anne Bremer Posted April 4, 2020 8:09 pm

    My most heartfelt condolences to Brian’s family. May God grant him Peace. Anne

  • Tom &Sher Hughes Posted April 4, 2020 9:13 pm

    Saddened to hear about Brian’s passing… you all are in our prayers. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in your faith.

  • Robert Carlin Posted April 4, 2020 9:40 pm

    Great friend, biggest, strongest, hard headed guy I’ve ever known. He will be missed. I know he has my back now… always did. Golf n cocktails when I see you again! You raised a great family!

  • Sindra Manchester Barber Posted April 4, 2020 10:54 pm

    My heart goes out to you n your family Walt n Sandi. I had just met you when Brian was first diagnosed. I watched n prayed for you during the journey. It broke my heart but wanted to show you only love that I had for your family and what you were going through.
    Brian’s life has ended here on this earth, only to gain his wings n be your heavenly angel. He will watch over each n every one of you. I truly wished I could have met him in his glory days.
    Know that you all are in my prayers always. Sending love n hugs to a wonderful family.

  • Sean Danielson Posted April 4, 2020 11:45 pm

    My prayers are with your family. Be happy for him for he is no longer in pain. He will always be with you guys and watching over all of you.

  • Lou Ann Pilgrim Cherry Posted April 4, 2020 11:52 pm

    Sandi, Walt, Marte and families, deep sympathy and condolences on loss of Brian. Look forward to HUGS st memorial service after you all gather together.

  • Vincent Muñiz, Jr. Posted April 5, 2020 12:12 am

    Our world is darker now that one if it’s Brightest lights is gone. My Best friend/Big Brother/ Protector to me ever since I was 12 years old. So many memorable life experiences with him. Brian’s size & Blue eyes made his personality irresistible to resist. RIP my Life Long Friend Love you forever.

  • Pearl and Charles Brown Posted April 5, 2020 12:31 am

    our prayers and condolences to all of you as you mourn the passing of this beautiful man. We will pray for your strength and perseverance..

  • Julie Pooley Posted April 5, 2020 5:26 am

    May God keep you and the love and light of all your family and friends support you during this time. Brian was a kind and compassionate man and he will live on in all of us who knew him. Prayers and love to the family.

  • Darline & Jimmy Redd Posted April 5, 2020 6:08 am

    All our prayers and sympathy to you and your family. He will be missed.

  • Bernard Mahoney Posted April 5, 2020 6:28 am

    On behalf of the Mahoney family – we are at a loss for words. Please know we’re thinking of you and pray you take some small comfort in knowing Brian is remembered, and will be profoundly missed.

    Our love to the Smith family.

  • Paul Char ,Makenzie and Lindsey Posted April 5, 2020 6:33 am

    With Love and🙏🙏🙏

  • Bob Lykke Posted April 5, 2020 8:57 am

    Brian was a great neighbor-always willing to help others. He will be missed on our street. His courage in dealing with ALS is an example for each of us. Marte, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Janet & Clint Walker Posted April 5, 2020 9:47 am

    We are so sorry for this unimaginable loss! Our son is the same age, and we cannot imagine your grief.

  • Steven Skorniak Posted April 5, 2020 10:54 am

    My deepest condolences on the passing of Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Brian’s family. He will be truly missed by everyone. He was a good friend and a solid man. God bless all of you. at this most difficult time. .

  • Patrick Tripp Posted April 5, 2020 11:38 am

    Brian and his smile, positive attitude and his warm personality will be missed by all his friends and co-workers at MUD. Our condolences– PAT and KATHY TRIPP

  • Raymond Mullen sr Posted April 5, 2020 12:53 pm

    My wife and I are praying for your comfort during this terrible time. (Raymond Mullen–Johnsville Class of 1960)

  • Jim McLaughlin Posted April 5, 2020 1:01 pm

    So sorry about Brian. What a great guy to work and golf with. Brian was always smiling. Will be missed.

  • Robert Trelles Sr. Posted April 5, 2020 1:05 pm

    To Walt,Sandy,Belinda,Gabriella and Marco:
    We’ve lost a Great Son, Great Brother , loving Husband, Proud Father and a Brave Man and Wonderful Human being.
    He fought bravely until his last breath because he loved us all so much.
    You’ll be dearly loved and always remember
    See you in Heaven B.
    Our prayers and Condolences to all of you.

    Robert Trelles Sr Wife Ana , Alex and Vita

  • Carol Irlbeck Posted April 5, 2020 1:12 pm

    There is a very big hole now in our family that will never be filled. I will look back on our memories, and smile. Love you very much, my favorite nephew. Until we meet again, fly high.

  • Brad Rea Posted April 5, 2020 2:09 pm

    Although it has been many years since I have seen Brian, I remember him as a loyal friend to all and great competitor on the football field. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • John Lynch Posted April 5, 2020 2:56 pm

    Our prayers and condolences are with the Smith family. Brian you help make some great childhood memories. Thank you and God Bless.

  • Mark irlbeck Posted April 5, 2020 3:46 pm

    Marte, Marco and Gabby, I am so sorry for your loss. Brian was an extraordinarily great person. He brought smiles to so many people. Brian will be truly missed.

  • Alex and Loly Garriga Posted April 5, 2020 4:01 pm

    So sad for your loss, we joined you and the family in this beautiful celebration of his life. A warm hug and all our love.

  • Lynch family Posted April 5, 2020 4:04 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family. Will we cherish all the childhood memories. Rest in peace Brian.

  • Jose & Marilyn Regueira Posted April 5, 2020 4:25 pm

    Marte, Marco & Gabby -Our prayers & thoughts are with you and all Brian’s family. Brian will be remembers and missed.

  • Elizabeth Abboud Posted April 5, 2020 5:17 pm

    I don’t have words to express how sorry I am. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers daily. I love all of you.

  • Vivian Garriga Posted April 5, 2020 6:49 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences. Wish we could be with you. May God bless Brian and his family. All our love and prayers.

  • The Williams Family Posted April 6, 2020 8:30 am

    Our deepest sympathies go to each loved one of Brian. for we know he will be so missed. We feel so lucky to have known Brian through our daughters and watching the kids grow up together you knew one of his greatest callings in life was to be a father and a husband. We have cried for and with you and Brian showed how to battle with grace and dignity. May he now be in a place with no adversity, no pain and certainly no disease. May Brian Smith rest in Paradise until we meet again. Love Scott, Lisa, Mallory and Cara

  • Kim Pooley Posted April 6, 2020 9:07 am

    I am so so sorry for loss😢thoughts, love and prayers to your whole family Marte❤️🙏😢

  • Nancy J Wackerhagen Posted April 6, 2020 11:02 am

    On behalf of all the Bertagni Children (Sue, Monsignor Ted, Nancy, Steve, Tina & Jody) , we send our deepest condolences. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Pearl Brown Posted April 6, 2020 11:07 am

    Charles and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Smith family. Brian left his mark in the hearts of many. As the parents of one of your family’s friends, we know how his presence will be missed. We pray for your strength and perseverance.

  • Vince Fallon Posted April 6, 2020 11:18 am

    Prayers for you and your family. Rest In peace Brian.

  • Dave Colgan Posted April 6, 2020 11:56 am

    So sad to hear; from the Colgan’s our deepest sympathies to you Marte. Walt and Sandy you were like my second parents growing up. Thinking of you all at this time. He will be missed by all.

  • Bob and Kay Johnson Posted April 6, 2020 2:04 pm

    Matte & family we are so sorry for your loss. Wish we could be with you at this time but know you are in our hearts & prayers.
    A donation has been mad to ALS in his memory.
    Love you
    Bob & Kay Johnson

  • Mary Miller Posted April 6, 2020 4:13 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep Brian and his family along with you in our prayers

  • Bob Garvey Posted April 6, 2020 6:44 pm

    Marte, Marco and Gabby – my heartfelt condolences go out to you. Brian was always a huge and fun presence at the family reunions.

  • Emilio Subil Posted April 6, 2020 8:22 pm

    Marte, May the Lord give you strength and peace during this difficult times .A great soul never dies . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. and your family. Emilio & Ida Subil

  • Schmadeke Ralph Posted April 7, 2020 12:50 pm

    Dear Sandi, I offer my deepest sympathy to you and Brian’s family. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Brian, I could tell from the the condolences and how heavy my sister’s heart was when she called to inform me of your loss and knowing you while growing up in Albion and your character, that Brian was an awesome man. My parents, LaMont and Anna Mae just loved you. May you find heartfelt peace in the days ahead and stay close to our God and Savior. Our families love to you and Walt. Sincerely, Ralph Schmadeke

  • Kerry Watson-Strong Posted April 7, 2020 4:38 pm

    Martalena, I’m so extremely sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you & your family. We send our deepest condolences.

    • Kathy Nepodal Posted April 8, 2020 2:56 pm

      What a beautiful service. My continued prayers and thoughts are with you all. R.I.P. Brian you are pain free

  • Gus Besil Posted April 11, 2020 8:38 am

    He is now with our Lord after a long and strong battle for life in this planet. I remember our many trips to Tennessee for golf. He was such a great person friend and colleague. Loved his family and friends dearly.
    My most sincere affection to his wife children and grandchildren. God Bless His Soul.

  • Ron VanO Posted April 18, 2020 11:27 am

    My deepest sympathies to Marte and all the Smith family. Brian was a good friend to me in high school- we enjoyed drafting class and old cars. It was great to be able to see him a few times over the years since then. Brian always “”fought the good fight”, but unfortunately for us he is now in a better place. You will be missed my friend. God’s peace to Marte and all the family.

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