Joseph George Smaila III, 92
Rotarian president, he helped start
Worcester Pool and Worcester Health Center
Worcester – Joseph George Smaila III, 92, went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2021.
Joe was born in January of 1929 in New York City to Anna Udovich, who was originally from Austria.
He graduated from Worcester Central School, Class of 1949. He worked at his family’s restaurants, Bright Side Central Hotel and Anna’s Restaurant. He also worked at Worcester Lumber Co., General Electric, and Prudential Insurance as an agent. Joe was honored to receive several Vice-Presidential Academy of Honor Awards throughout his 30-year career at Prudential. Joe served as Rotarian President and contributed to the inception of the Worcester Pool and Worcester Health Center. He was a lifelong resident of Worcester. Joe loved his family, friends and community, enjoying bringing people together with a good laugh, cooking, a good poker game and a good polka.
Joe is survived by his wife, Jean Smaila of 20 years; son, Joseph “Buzz” and wife, Rita Smaila; daughter, Andria “Andi” Smaila; grandchildren, Christine (Smaila) and husband, Justin Soudant, Sara (Smaila) and husband, Brendan McGrath; great-grandson, Joshua Soudant; sister-in-law, Joyce Udovich; step-children, Marty and wife, Diane Winn, Ronnie and wife, Ginny Winn and Maryann (Winn) and husband, Wes Kryger; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Joe was predeceased by his first wife, Louise; his parents, Anna and Bill Udovich; sister, Barbara George and brother, William Udovich.
A private graveside service will be held at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Worcester.
Cards and remembrances may be sent to the family.
Online condolences may be made at, www.hellerskinnerfh.com. The Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester, is assisting the family.