Donald Smith

May 15, 1930 - October 19, 2019
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Donald W. Smith, 89, of Orrville, died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice at Wooster following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Herman and Christine (Hardart) Smith, Donald was born May 15, 1930 at Akron, Ohio.

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army and was a longtime member of …

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Donald W. Smith, 89, of Orrville, died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice at Wooster following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Herman and Christine (Hardart) Smith, Donald was born May 15, 1930 at Akron, Ohio.

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army and was a longtime member of the Garfield Memorial American Legion Post #566. He was also the longtime owner and operator of Don Smith & Son’s Well Drilling.

During his younger years, he and his late wife, Betty, enjoyed fishing and spending time at their fishing camp in Canada. Then, following their retirement, the couple enjoyed living at Atwood Lake.

Donald was also a 46 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous and was very proud of his sobriety.

He is survived by his children, Deborah (Mark) Miller, Sandra Smilek, Donna Bloomfield, Bernard Smith and Albert Smith; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Louise (Loudermilk) Smith who passed away on April 22, 2018 and three siblings.

In keeping with Donald’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church at Orrville Father Mike Siefert celebrating. Inurnment will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

St. Agnes Catholic Church

Address:

541 Spring St.
Orrville, Ohio 44667

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Cemetery Information

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

Address:

10175 Rawiga Road
Rittman, OH 44270

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Inurnment will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.


Donation Information

LifeCare Hospice

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster , OH 44691

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Born: May 15, 1930
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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.

 

Lonnie D. Hayhurst II posted on 10/25/19

What a inspiration to so many and was truly a helpful person to so many I'm honored to say he was my friend and loved him

 

Mark Fleming posted on 10/24/19

I met Don 8 years ago he was a man that helped me choose a better path in life l will miss him ,prayers are with everyone family and friends .

 

Robert pogras posted on 10/24/19

My condolences.i had the privilege to get to know don the 16 years I moved down here in orrville.he was a good man.helped me out with his knowledge.my daughter's even knew him and always loved seeing him at meetings.he will be missed.he has helped so many people

 

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