Daniel Dean Smitley Sr.

March 23, 1943 - August 18, 2021
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Daniel Dean Smitley Sr., 78, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Phillip and Thelma (Conley) Smitley, Dan was born March 23, 1943 at Sherrodsville, Ohio.

Dan was a popular auto mechanic in the area having worked at va…

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Daniel Dean Smitley Sr., 78, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Phillip and Thelma (Conley) Smitley, Dan was born March 23, 1943 at Sherrodsville, Ohio.

Dan was a popular auto mechanic in the area having worked at various garages throughout the years. He had a true passion for classic cars in which he enjoyed restoring and driving as well as attending classic car shows.

He is survived by his wife, Robin (Ebert) Smitley whom he married on June 15, 2003; his sons, Daniel (Holly) Smitley Jr., Phillip (Deanna) Smitley and Robert Smitley; his grandchildren, Joshua (Hannah Lynn), Ashley, LeeAnn and Katie; three siblings, Neva Marsh, Shirley Richards and Clarence Smitley; a special step-grandson, McEnzie Azzardi and his K-9 kids, Timmy, Terry, Taylor and Cosmo.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Sylvia; his siblings, Betty Walton, Marge Menapace, Dorothy Waller, Libby Hahn, Mildred and Beatrice Smitley and Tom and Phillip Smitley and his dogs, Tucker and Ralph.

Private services will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Private services will be held.


Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: March 23, 1943
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Gary Milburn posted on 8/23/21

Robin So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time. Gary and Nadine Milburn

 

Kevin Baker posted on 8/22/21

Robin Sorry for your lost!...Dan was a good person, and thank you for sharing him with others! We will keep you in Prayer during this time of lost and for your future...The Lord will be with you! Kevin Baker

 

Ken & Cindy (Marsh) Young posted on 8/22/21

Aunt Robin, Danny, Bobby, Phillip and family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Uncle Danny will be missed. I will always remember his love for classic cars and his love for working on cars in general. Rest assure that he was greeted with overwhelming Love, by all our family members that had gone before him.

 

Doris Sutton and Bill Kellar posted on 8/21/21

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL

 

michael cervellini posted on 8/21/21

robin and your family sorry for your lost. dan and i was very close i work with him at scott ponttiac and olds and we had alot of fun. he always was working on my cars and trucks he was the best i will surely will miss him.he was the best for working on cars.i will mis him robin.mickey and donna cervellini

 

Marvin and Cindy Davis posted on 8/21/21

Robin and family: We were so sorry to hear about Dan. We will keep you in our prayers.

 

Kathe (Smitley) Lewis-Boyer posted on 8/21/21

Sending the family my Condolences for their loss of My Uncle. My dad Tom Smitley swore Dan was the best auto mechanic. HUGS. XOXO

 

Robin Brokaw posted on 8/20/21

Robin and the smitley family you have our condolences Dan will surely be missed Goshen just won't be the same God bless you all

 

Ladonna posted on 8/20/21

Robin, and family sorry for your loss.

 

Agnes Nelson posted on 8/20/21

to Danny, Phillip, and Bobbie, My sympathy to the three of you in your time of loss. I know that I live pretty far from you so I am very sorry but I don't think I can make it to Dan's services. However I have loved you boys since you were first born and admire you all, so if there IS anything at all that I can do for you please reach out and I will also keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all, Love Aunt Aggie

 

Candy Donaldson posted on 8/20/21

Thinking of you Robin and my condolences to the family, children and grandchildren. I know Dan was a friend to my Dad ,fixing many of Dads vehicles as well as fixing my cars as well.He was pretty well known for being a hard worker and a nice man. You are all in my prayers..if you need anything let me know

 

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