Thaddeus (Ted) Smith 1919-2012
Ted Smith was a former resident of Roaming Shores, residing with his daughter Mary, and her husband Dick Sober. Ted had a circle of close friends here, and will be greatly missed. Ted was a regular at our Wed. morning breakfast of the “ROMEOs”.
From the Star Beacon:
Thaddeus “Ted” R. Smith, age 92, died at Salem Community Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Nov. 5, 1919.
A Veteran, Ted served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to World War II. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II and then in the U.S. Army after the war.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Smith, after 55 years of marriage. Ted leaves three children, two daughters, Doris Mae Cook of Dewitt, Mich., and Mary Jane Sober of Sebring, Ohio; and son, Lary F. Smith of Troy, Mont.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Following Ted’s wishes, a private committal of his ashes will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made in care of, Thaddeus Smith to VFW National Home, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 48827.
Arrangements by PAINE-GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, Ohio 44076. Obituary and condolences at starbeacon.com.