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Mitchell L. Smith

March 16, 1955 ~ April 7, 2019 (age 64)

DOYLESTOWN – With heavy hearts the family of Mitchell L. Smith “Kenmore Boy”, age 64, is grieving his April 7, 2019, passing.  At the time of his death, resulting from pancreatic cancer, he was in his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Born on March 16, 1955 in Akron to the late Robert and Ethelyn (Goff) Smith, Mitchell was a 1973 graduate of Kenmore High School and had attended the University of Akron and John Carroll University.  A 35-year resident of Doylestown, Mitchell retired from Dominion Gas after 28 years of service and was previously with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #219 for 10 years.  Most recently Mitchell worked as groundskeeper for the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Doylestown. He was a member of the Lone Star Fraternity, Doylestown Lions, Sons of the American Legion Post #407 and Rittman Moose Lodge #860.  Mitchell also served on the Doylestown Planning Commission.  Mitchell’s willingness to help anyone in need led him to the Doylestown Food Cupboard where he became a board member and an active volunteer for the backpack program for Chippewa Local Schools. Mitchell enjoyed golfing, hiking, travel, playing cards and spending time with his family and many friends. He especially cherished any time spent with his two beloved grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law Herman and Doris Genet and brother-in-law Tony Genet. Surviving Mitchell is the person who was lucky enough to be his wife of 40 years, Michelle; sons, Tim (Christina) of Doylestown; Eric of New York, NY; grandchildren, Robert, and Gwendolyn; sister, Kim (Steve) Simmons of Marshallville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Nace of Holly Hill, FL; Joe (Susie) Genet of Tulsa, OK; Peg (David) Watkins, Howard (Margaret) Genet, Herman (Renee) Genet, Teresa McGill (Steve Williams), and Ed (Kathy) Genet all of Doylestown; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.  “When through one man a little more love and goodness, a little more light and truth come into the world—then that man’s life has had meaning.”

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, OH, 44230.  A private inurnment will take place at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Doylestown Food Cupboard, 153 Church St., Doylestown, OH, 44230. Online obituary and guest registry are available at www.zakmonbarrenfh.com

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)


Donations may be made to:

Doylestown Food Cupboard
153 Church St., Doylestown OH 44230


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