Arthur L. Smaltz, Jr., age 84, of Washington Township, died Sunday, August 13, 2023, at home. Born April 30, 1939, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Arthur L. Smaltz, Sr. and Mary (Davis) Smaltz. He married Harriet Hoffman on May 8, 1965, and she survives him.

As a young man, Art worked for Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, where he achieved the position of manager. Always a hard worker, he earned extra income on the side by applying his woodworking skills doing renovation projects, eventually leaving his management position to begin his own successful construction business. Art built many custom homes, high-rise apartment buildings, and condominiums in the Pittsburgh area before returning to his association with Giant Eagle, where he became a supervisor, and then an owner. From 1985-2006, Arthur and his wife Harriet owned and operated the Giant Eagle in Edinboro, working side by side, until their retirement. Art further contributed to improvements in his industry by serving as President of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants’ Association.

During retirement, Art kept busy. He and Harriet enjoyed traveling together and made many happy memories taking trips around the country on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. He continued working as a property builder/manager and enjoyed using his woodworking skills to make many pieces of furniture for their family. A fine musician as well, Art played trumpet and alphorn for the Zem Zem Shriners Band.

Art joined the Freemasons as a young man. He continued to be an active member throughout his life. He served as Master of both Centennial (#544) and Oasis (#416) lodges, Monarch of Islam Grotto (1979) and Potentate of ZemZem shrine (1998). As a Shriner, he served in several units as director/president, including brass band, Royal Order of Jesters, and Quetzalcoatl.

Art served the community in many other ways as well. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Edinboro, he was Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Erie Shriners Hospital for Children, he served on the Erie County Gambling Revenue Authority as Vice-Chairman in 2009, and he was a member of the local Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randall Rozanok.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Harriet; their 6 children – Judy Baer (Rodney), Ardith Mammay (Michael), Kimberly Weaver (Bill), Paul Smaltz (Kelly), Raymond Smaltz (Wendy) and Heather Halmi (Joshua); 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Smaltz and his wife Barbara; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Rozanok.

Friends may call at the First United Presbyterian Church of Edinboro on Sunday, from 3-7 pm. Visiting hours will continue there on Monday at 10 am until the time of the funeral at 11 am, which will be officiated by Pastor James McCormack. The committal service and burial will follow at Edinboro Cemetery.