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April 12, 2014

William N. Smith

ROCK CREEK — William N. Smith, age 85, born May 7, 1928, in Cleveland Ohio, passed away at his home in Rock Creek, Ohio, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Carol M. Smith (nee: Fenstermaker) whom he married August 21, 1954 at St. Mary’s Parish in Chardon, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul; his sister-in-law, Julie; and his brother-in-law, Bill.

He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Jackson; his children, Margaret (Gregory) Griffith, Michael (Gesilda), Robert (Laura), Susan, William (Natalia), Kathleen (Carl) Kohr, and Martin; his grandchildren, Sarah Mravec, Amanda (John) Wheeler, Kimberly, Phillip, Hannah Kohr, Joanna (Randy) Hinzman, Elizabeth Kohr, Joseph, Emma Griffith, Molly, Madeline Kohr, Alexandria, Amelia Kohr, Andria; and his great-grandchildren, Abigail Wheeler, Harlow Hinzman, Adeline Hinzman, and Marshal Wheeler.

He was also preceded in death by his good friends, Bill Halbach and Jim Cosgrove.

He served as a member of the United State Marine Corps (1946-48) and the United States Air Force (1950-52). He taught Industrial Engineering Technology at Lorain County Community College from 1962 until he retired in 1991. He was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Knights of Columbus.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 15th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at PAINE FUNERAL HOME, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, Ohio.

A Funeral Mass presided by the Rev. John Madden, will be celebrated 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 16th, at Sacred Heart Church, 3049 State Route 45, Rock Creek, Ohio 44084. Burial will take place at the Rock Creek Union Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Hospice of the Western Reserve or Birthright. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

Eternal rest grant onto him oh lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Obituary and condolences at painefuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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