Frank Smith, 87, of Austintown, passed away peacefully, Nov. 14, 2012, at Clare Bridge of Austintown with his loving family at his side.
He was born October 23, 1925, in the village of Scienceville, Youngstown, the son of Charles and Bessie Smith.
Frank was a veteran of the United States Army serving our country during World War II. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He retired on Aug. 15, 1988, from Booker Construction as a repairman after 19 years of service. Prior to Booker Construction, Frank worked at Terrace Auto body as an auto body man for 16 years.
He will be dearly missed by his three daughters: Claudia (Jerry) Allen, of Austintown, Marie (James) Connell, of Austintown, and Nancy (Kim) MacFarland, of North Lima, a sister Thelma Gray, of California, eight grandchildren: John Breneman, Ron Dressel, Jr., Amanda Hecker, James Connell, Timothy Connell, Julie Connell, Matthew MacFarland and Molly MacFarland; and two great-grandchildren: Nathan and Kiara Hecker.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Marie, whom he married Dec. 2, 1944, and a daughter, Carolyn Breneman; along with four brothers: Bud, John Clyde, Lawrence, and Charles Smith, and four sisters: Ida Higgins, Lula Belle Morrow, Laura Lampe and Dorothy Herber.
Visitation was held at the Lane Family Funeral Home-Austintown Chapel and at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austintown.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Interment is at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.