Randall "Randy" Smith

October 16, 1944 - July 27, 2022
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Randall “Randy” Smith of Dover, Ohio passed away July 27, 2022 at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.

Randy was born in Wadsworth, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Psychology. He was a retired School Psychol…

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Randall “Randy” Smith of Dover, Ohio passed away July 27, 2022 at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.

Randy was born in Wadsworth, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Psychology. He was a retired School Psychologist who worked for multiple school districts in Ohio for over 40 years, advocating for the quality education of vulnerable and special needs children. He held multiple patents for diagnostic testing methods and was an expert in his field.

Randy loved fishing and the outdoors, especially fishing for perch and walleye on Lake Erie. He had multiple big catches and loved fish fries, summers at the camper in Port Clinton, and early morning fishing trips. He also enjoyed traveling to experience the outdoors and see his family.

Randy is survived by his wife of 50 years Debbie Smith (Gradisher), his three children and their families Nikki Smith, Shelly Smith and Rob Lint, Chris and Sarah Smith and his grandchildren Adelyn Smith and Emily Smith, his sister and brother-in-law Martha and Jim Golub, and a beloved group of friends and extended family. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend and will be dearly missed.

Cremation care will be handled through the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A private celebration of life ceremony will be held with immediate family.

To honor Randy’s memory, the family asks you to go fishing and enjoy the outdoors with people you love.

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A private celebration of life ceremony will be held with immediate family.


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Born: October 16, 1944
Died: July 27, 2022

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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.

 

Dave & Jane Gingrich posted on 8/2/22

Debbie and family - we have allot of fond memories with Randy. He was an active scout leader on campouts with Chris & Ben. We especially remember a fishing charter that we went on (Randy, you, Jane, Dave & Ben - maybe Joe too) … the water was rough and everyone on board got sick except Randy and the boat captain. Randy was on a mission and wasn’t about to go back to shore until we had finished fishing! It was a great day, even if we didn’t feel well ? Dave & Jane Gingrich

 

Kassey Mathews posted on 7/29/22

He was a wonderful psychologist. He always did what was best for the kids ?. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Lauren Lipp posted on 7/29/22

Dear Chris and Sarah and the Smith family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories of your loved one in the days to come. Sincerely, Greg, Laurie and family

 

Jean Wiedeman posted on 7/28/22

Debbie and Family, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Barbara Regula White posted on 7/28/22

Debbie... I am so sorry to hear this. Randy was ready to help me when ever I needed him after my accident. Just remember he is pain free. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

 

Donald & Karen Colvin posted on 7/28/22

Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shine down to let us know they are still with us.

 

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