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Adam J. Smith

July 28, 1983 - August 21, 2022

Service Date: August 30, 2022

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Mount Olivet Cemetery

Church St. Maria Goretti Church

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Adam J. Smith, 39 of the Hilldale section of Plains Township, went Home to The Lord on Sunday, August 21, 2022, after a long battle against mental illness.

Born on July 28, 1983 in Plains, he was the son the Mark and Carol (Colantuono) Smith of Plains. Adam graduated with honors from James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 2002 and attended Temple University Philadelphia, Ester Boyer School of Music as a scholarship student in Classical Music.

Adam was a gifted individual who was given the Key to the City of Wilkes-Barre by Mayor Thomas McGroarty for an essay written by Adam when he was in elementary school. He was chosen the winner of the county wide contest and his essay was later buried in a time capsule on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. In the 6th grade, Adam won an award in painting at the Fine Arts Fiesta, Wilkes-Barre, in the High School competition. While at Plains Junior High School, he was chosen to play the viola in Marywood University Orchestra. During his high school years at Coughlin, he was one of the most decorated string students, earning membership in the district and regional orchestras all four years.

Piano was Adam’s first love and he was an accomplished pianist. He participated in the Governor’s School of the Arts at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. This led Adam to study classical piano and music in Philadelphia. Adam was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, where he was an altar server as a youth.

In addition to his parents Mark and Carol, Adam is survived by his sisters Sara Gravine and her husband Richard, West Wyoming, and Emily Smith, Plains, nephews Benjamin, Jack, and Noah Gravine.

Funeral services for Adam were privately held from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702 in Adam’s memory.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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