Mark Nicholas Smith, 22, of Tiffin, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2012, in the emergency room at Fostoria Community Hospital.
Aug. 21, 1990, in Tiffin, he was born to Dennis and Rose (Doepker) Smith. Surviving are his parents; five brothers, Anthony (Katie) Smith of Tiffin, the Rev. Philip Smith and Paul (Faye) Smith, both of Toledo, and Stephen and Michael Smith, both of Tiffin; a grandmother, Elizabeth Doepker of Tiffin; a grandfather, Ralph Smith of Tiffin; a nephew, Andrew Smith; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Doepker; and grandmother, Lucille Smith.
Mark was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served as an altar server, attended St. Joseph grade school and graduated from Tiffin Calvert and Sentinel Career Center in food service in 2010. He enjoyed playing basketball and running track for the Seneca Arrows and was a member of the Tiffin Calvert soccer team, holding the school record for the most goals scored in a single game. Mark was an enthusiastic supporter of Tiffin Calvert athletics and Heidelberg University football. He worked for Seneca Re-Ad Industries at the Fostoria Division and was a volunteer at St. Francis Home.
A Mass of christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with his brother, the Rev. Philip Smith, and the Rev. Joseph Szybka con-celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory. A wake service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin Calvert High School Kairos Retreat or Seneca County Opportunity Center athletics.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.