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Donald E. Smith

November 7, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Donald E. Smith, 81, of 60 N. SR 101, Lot 71, Tiffin, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Tiffin, to Charles L. and Goldie M. (Bolen) Smith Sr. He married Anna Louise Hochstettler Dec. 16, 1961, in Tiffin, and she died Nov. 17, 2002.

He is survived by two daughters, Donita A. Smith of Tiffin and Paula (Lou) Mattero of Waterville; three grandchildren, Dominic, Gracie and Anthony Mattero; two brothers, James L. Smith of Tiffin and Merle G. (Marilyn) Smith of Toledo; and three sisters-in-law, Lois Smith and Marjorie Smith, both of Tiffin, and Ellie Smith of Prattville, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Charles, Paul and Martin Smith.

Donald was a 1949 Columbian High School graduate. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired as a glost inspector at American Standard. He also worked the carryout at Foodtown until 2002.

He was a member of First United Baptist Church, where he was very active. He was an avid Ohio State fan and he dearly loved his family members.

Visitation with family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.

Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at First United Baptist Church, Tiffin, followed by his funeral at 10 a.m. Pastor David Raulston and Bob Adelsperger will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, immediately following the service. The United Veterans Council of Seneca County will perform military rites at the gravesite.

Memorials may be made to First United Baptist Church or to Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center in care of the funeral home.

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