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Evan Smutz

October 16, 1997 ~ August 9, 2018 (age 20)

Evan Smutz, 20, of Keyport, New Jersey passed away suddenly on August 9, 2018. Evan was born on October 16, 1997 and grew up in Keyport. A loving son and brother, Evan was cherished by his family, friends and community. With a smile that could light up any room, Evan was never short with a hand to lend or a voice of fun and laughter. He will live on forever in the hearts of those who loved him. 

Evan is survived by his heartbroken mother Anna Giaritta Smutz, his loving sister Alannah Smutz and his loving brother Nicholas Smutz, his beloved grandfather John J. Smutz, Sr., his dear uncles and aunts, Rosario and Marianne Giaritta, Salvatore and Linda Giaritta, Francesca Tango, Dawn and Charles deLugo, Paul and Beth Smutz, along with his cherished cousins Damon Giaritta, Anne Colaiacovo, Kristin Lanko, Kali Giaritta, Cheyenne Tango, Giovanni de Lugo, Christianno de Lugo, and Samantha Smutz. Evan is also survived by many other extended family members, cousins, and dear friends.

Both a stand-out student and athlete, Evan graduated Keyport High School Class of 2016. He was a varsity football and baseball team member. He also played on the New Jersey Warrior's College football team. 

He was predeceased by his beloved father John J. Smutz, Jr. ( May 22, 2018 ), his grandmothers Jeanette Horvath Smutz, Catherine Incardone Giaritta, and his grandfather Nicholas Giaritta. As per the family request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital ( in loving memory of Evan.

In respect to Evan’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at Jesus the Lord Catholic Church, 123 Broad Street, Keyport, NJ 07735. For Information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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