Steelers Fan Never Misses a Game Day

A chair.In remembering James Henry Smith, a zealous Pittsburgh Steelers fan who died of prostate cancer in early July, his family asked the Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home to do things “as he would have wanted them to be.” For the viewing, the funeral home arranged a living room ensemble with the TV and recliner just as Smith liked it on game day. An AP article describes it:

Smith’s body was on the recliner, his feet crossed and a remote in his hand. He wore black and gold silk pajamas, slippers and a robe. A pack of cigarettes and a beer were at his side, while a high-definition TV played a continuous loop of Steelers highlights.

The article quotes tearful friends and family pleased with the unusual viewing.

Thanks to Church of the Customer for the heads up.

Photo (above right): this is not a recliner, it has nothing to do with Smith. Maybe this image would have been better?

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26 thoughts on “Steelers Fan Never Misses a Game Day

  1. pittsburg rocks i’m your biggest fan can i get tickets to one of your games i have proof i watch your games you won bengles31-17 you won indianapolis 21-18 and theres nothing without the bus jerome bettis and big ben and also the other players and coach crowder and the coordinators. steelers all the way baby you guys rock you are the 2005 super bowl 40 champions

  2. and also don’t retire jerome you are the number one running back and big ben is the number one quarterback and can i get tickets please to the bronco game please

  3. i love the steelers/stillers.. there greattttt… u gotta love em.. but also a shout out to the penssss.. they may suck this year.. but next year theyre gonna kick ass

  4. I am so glad that the steelers are in the superbowl this year and not new england. i hate new england the been to enough superbowls. It’s the steelers turn. the are going to beat the seahalks. my dad thinks the seahalks are going to win but, the rest of us want the steelers to win.

  5. I am so glad that the steelers are in the superbowl this year and not new england. i hate new england the been to enough superbowls. It’s the steelers turn. the are going to beat the seahalks. my dad thinks the seahalks are going to win but, the rest of us want the steelers to win.

  6. The real winners of superbowl 40 are the SeaHawks. Momentum changed from SeaHawks to the Steelers because the officials turned the game against the SeaHawks with obvious bullshit calls.

  7. boo – freakin who…seahawks did not win becasue of time control….they ran plays and that did not stop the clock….Steelers RocK!!! See Ya next year Seakawks!!

  8. I have to say there were some questionable calls with the Supperbowl and both teams played a good game, however Steelers deserved to win. I think the Steelers did have some incredible plays. I didn’t really care who won. I’m just so happy that New England didn’t make it.
    Can’s stand them.

  9. NAME SAYS IT ALL…AND BENGAL FANS ARE ALSO GAY WITH THE FRIGGIN WHO’S GAY CHANT! WE KNOW YOUR HOMOS IN CINCINNATI YOU DONT NEED TO SAY IT AND OH YEAH CINCINNATI FANS NICE MUSIC VIDEO RETARDS…GO STILLLERS!!

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