Cover photo for Timothy John Michael Smolnik's Obituary
Timothy John Michael Smolnik Profile Photo
1964 Timothy J. Smolnik 2024

Timothy John Michael Smolnik

February 22, 1964 — January 6, 2024


Struthers - Timothy John Michael  Smolnik, 59, a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, passed away on  Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Oasis Care Center for Rehabilitation in Youngstown, surrounded by his loving family.  

Timothy known by his family and friends as "Tim," was born February 22, 1964 in New Castle, PA,  a son of Archie Smolnik and Lois Tommelleo.  

Tim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  In his free time,  Tim was an outdoorsman and like to going hunting and fishing.  

Tim is survived by his mother, Lois Smolnik of New Castle, PA; his wife of 16 years, the former Joy R. Helsel, whom he married on June 7, 2008; three daughters, Elizabeth M. Smolnik of Struthers, OH, Briona J. Teets of Hubbard, OH, and Emily F. Dunn of Struthers, OH; two sons, James G. Teets and Christopher M. (Candice) Pritchard Jr., both  of Warren, OH;  his father-in-law, Gerald M. Teets of Newton Falls, OH; three sisters, Toni (Walt) Williams,  Jodi Smolnik and Rochelle Smolnik all from New Castle, PA; and a brother, John (Amy) Smolnik of New Castle, PA. 

Besides his father, Archie, Tim was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, June Teets; and two brothers-in-law, Russ Sansosti  and Rodney Helsel, Sr.

Family and friends may call  from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024, at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street  in Struthers. The Smolnik family is requesting that family and friends wear their favorite sports team apparel when attending calling hours for Tim.  

Please visit to share memories and condolences with Tim's family. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Timothy John Michael Smolnik, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 12, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 648

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree