Edward J. Smelko, on Saturday, October 1, 2022, of Swissvale. Husband of the late Leona (Limbacher) Smelko; loving father of Paul E. Smelko and his wife Tammie of Swissvale and John J. Smelko and his wife Jill of Mars, PA; dear Gumpa of Cecelia, Madelyn, Luke, and the late Brigid; brother of the late Margarette Kmetz and her late husband George. Ed enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II at the age of 17 to serve his country. He retired from E.L. Wiggins & Company as a journeyman machine mechanic and subsequently worked until he was in his 80's. Friends received Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home, Inc., 7441 Washington Street, Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial in the Word of God Roman Catholic Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. www.niedfuneralhome.com.