Sylvia Smith

January 6, 1930 - April 11, 2019
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Sylvia E. Smith, 89 of Dover and formerly of North Canton and Dundee, died peacefully, Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Kemper House at Highland Heights, following a period of declining health.

Born January 6, 1930 in Waukegan, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Swan and Siri Johansson Hofflander. After grad…

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Sylvia E. Smith, 89 of Dover and formerly of North Canton and Dundee, died peacefully, Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Kemper House at Highland Heights, following a period of declining health.

Born January 6, 1930 in Waukegan, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Swan and Siri Johansson Hofflander. After graduating high school, Sylvia attended Nursing School. On March 18, 1951, in San Diego, California, she married the love of her life, Dean O. Smith, whom she met at the USO in Waukegan, Illinois. They raised their family in North Canton, living there 35 years before moving to Dundee. She worked as a nurse and had retired from Mercy Medical Center at Canton. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ at Dover and also sang in the church choir. Sylvia, along with her husband, Dean, had also volunteered at the Wilderness Center in Wilmot for more than 20 years.

Sylvia is survived by her three children, Barry (Emily) Smith of Greencove Springs, Florida, Dave (Diane) Smith of Highland Heights, Ohio, and Randy (Lillie) Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Derek, Dena, and Danielle Smith, and Kirsten and Cameron Smith; a great granddaughter, Saylor; a sister, Gladys Babich of Lake Bluff, Illinois and a brother, Arnold Hofflander of Fernandina Beach, Florida.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Sylvia is preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis Smith and a sister, Sonja Hofflander.

Private graveside services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11 AM in the North Canton Cemetery at North Canton, Ohio with Rev. Thomas Dunkle officiating.

The family suggests instead of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 409 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622.

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North Canton Cemetery

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St. John's United Church of Christ

409 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: January 6, 1930
Died: April 11, 2019

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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.

 

Matt Walker posted on 4/18/19

I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family.

 

Jonathan Pagan posted on 4/18/19

My condolences for the loss of Sylvia. Know that she has been granted eternal life with the Lord above. May God's light forever shine upon you and your family. Cherish all the fond memories that you have of her and she will always live on forever within you.

 

Tanya Fox posted on 4/16/19

Silvia, your bright shining light lives beyond you and your husband's earthly spirits and glows brilliantly in the Dave Smith family. Something a mother and father can only hope for I'm sure - may you rest in peace and happiness in God's loving arms. Dave and family, may the cherished memories offer you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

 

Amy Metzger posted on 4/16/19

Deepest sympathies to your family! Mr and Mrs Smith were wonderful caring neighbors of ours in Dover. Roger and Amy Metzger

 

Chrissy Sargent posted on 4/16/19

Losing a loved one is never easy. I'm very sorry for your loss and hope the memories you have will help you through this sad time.

 

Barbara Vreeland posted on 4/16/19

Dave, Diane and Family, Ron and I send our deepest sympathy. May she Rest In Peace.

 

Cindy Nichols posted on 4/15/19

Will miss this wonderful gal! Always had such a sparkle in her eyes and when she smiled, it just melted my heart. Was such an honour to be apart of caring for her.

 

John and Tina Engoglia posted on 4/15/19

Dear Dave, Diane and Family, John and I want to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. I enjoyed the time I spent getting to know Sylvia when she was at Brookdale. She always had a smile on her face and made me laugh. God bless her and may she rest in peace.

 

Lori posted on 4/15/19

Dave & Diane We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Mrs. Smith had such a beautiful smile. She will be missed. You took such great care of your mom and she was always so happy to see you and hold your hand. With Sympathy Chuck & Lori

 

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