Steven Smentkowski
June 6, 1974 - July 31, 2020

Steven Smentkowski 46 years old, born in Freehold, New Jersey passed away Friday July 31st at home in Jacksonville N.C.  surrounded by his wife and loved ones.

He is preceded in death by his father Charles Smentkowski and leaves behind his mother Patricia (Van Riper) Smentkowski.

Survived by his wife and soulmate of a lifetime, Tammy Smentkowski and God- Daughter LenaMarie Tufano

Steven also leaves behind his children. Steven Smentkowski Jr, Tiffany Frein, Daniel Weiss, Jarred Thomas, Emily Herrera and grand-daughter, and AnnaMarie Thomas.

Step-sons: Steven (Rebecca) Skillman 2 grand-sons, 2 grand-daughters preceded in death by one grand-daughter.  Robert (Monkerious) Skillman, Jonathan (Evelyn Rytelewski) and grand-daughter

Siblings: John (Agustina) Smentkowski his 5 nephews 2 great-nephews, 1 great niece and one on the way

Sharon (Louis) Tufano , 2 nephews, 2 nieces , 2 great nieces  and 1 great nephew

Peggy (Nicky) Shea, 1 niece and 1 nephew, 4 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews

Linda (Lenny) Morrissey one nephew and preceded in death by one nephew, 1 great-niece and 2 great-nephews

Maryjane Smentkowski, 1 niece, 1 nephew and one great-nephew

Preceded in death by his brother Charles Smentkowski, surviving 2 nephews and 1 niece

Sister in-laws Betty (Phil) Craig and 5 nieces

Dawn (Seth) Richardson 4 nephews and 1 great-nephew

Jenny Cash, 1 niece and preceded in death by 1 nephew

Brother in-law Donald Skillman


Steven was a jack of all trades. If it had a motor Steven could keep it running. He will also be remembered for “having a license” for everything. He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, saltwater fishing, boating, dirt bikes, barbequing, and collecting antiques and knives he found on his treasure hunts at local flea markets.  When Steven wasn’t outside he could be found in front of the television watching one of his favorite reality TV shows.

Although Steven wasn’t able to take the road trips he once enjoyed he is now able to enjoy those moments in spirit with the loved ones he missed while he was unable to come and go as he once did. It brings great comfort to those near and dear to him knowing he is walking in heaven forever.

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