George Smith

Obituary of George William Smith

George W. Smith ASHTABULA – George William Smith, known to many as "Tuni" because he was from Altoona, PA, 84, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born March 14, 1935 in Altoona, PA, the son of George C. and Hazel (Clemens) Smith, and had been an area resident most of his life. A graduate of Conneaut High School, he married the love of his life, Sandra Anne Jacobs on November 10, 1956 and together they shared 63 years and many wonderful times together. A veteran of the US Army, George served his country during peacetime before being honorably discharged. George spent a lot of his career in the automotive field. He enjoyed cars and was a parts manager for years at different dealerships, including Jerry Sinkler Ford, Tim Brown Chevy, Zappitelli Chevy, and Bob Ford Chevy. He also worked at RMI and A. Louis Supply before his retirement, then to stay busy, he worked part time as a funeral attendant and driver for Ducro Funeral Services for 10 years. In addition, he along with his son Ric owned and operated Take-One Video in North Kingsville, then in Ashtabula for several years. George was a big sports fan. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and softball in his younger years and was a huge Ohio State, Indians, and Browns fan. Previously a member of the Ashtabula Elks #208, the American Legion Post #103, and the VFW, #943, he attended the First Covenant Church. He loved ham loaf, the Edgewood marching band, and classic country music, but mostly he loved his family and they will miss him dearly. His survivors include his wife, Sandy; four children, Eric "Ric" (Suzy) Smith of Ashtabula, Shelley (Dan) Phelps of Bellevue, NE, Amy Burnham of Ashtabula, and Jill Bowers of Conneaut; 10 grandchildren (who affectionately called him "Shoe", "Papa", or "Gramps"), twins Jeremy (Juliene) and Jason (Penny) Smith, Cara, Josh and Nic Phelps, Cassandra and Caitlyn Burnham, and Dylan, Tyler and Addison Bowers; 10 great-grandchildren, William, Matt, Abbey, Emma, Olivia, Emily, JJ, Kaiden, Rowen, and Rylan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Meredith Ann Burns; one brother, Gary Smith; and his parents. A calling hour will be held from 11AM-12Noon with a memorial service at 12 Noon on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Please come dressed in your favorite Ohio State attire to honor George and help cheer on the Buckeyes to victory that evening. Pastor Daniel Houck of Gateway Church will officiate. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #103. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, OH 44004 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. www.ducro.com
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Saturday
28
December

Visitation at Funeral Home

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Ducro Funeral Home
4524 Elm Ave
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Saturday
28
December

Memorial Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Ducro Funeral Home
4524 Elm Ave
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
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