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Ridge Funeral Home

6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

John Robert Smith Sr.

January 25, 1963September 2, 2020
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John Robert Smith Sr., 57 years old of Chicago, IL passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from cardiovascular disease on September 2, 2020. John is loved very deeply by his beloved wife of 40 years Michele "Mama" Smith, his two sons John Jr. and Brian and of course the light of his life, his granddaughter Emily Grace.

Visitation Tuesday from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm with a Chapel Service at 3:00 pm at Ridge Funeral Home (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director), 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. Interment private.

Ridge Funeral Home will adhere to current restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. For info: Please call 773-586-7900 or www.ridgefh.com.

John will leave a void that can never be filled in all of our hearts. John was one of a kind and there will never be anyone like him. He was genuine, caring and had the biggest heart. John was passionate about cars, all music and the great outdoors! We will forever cherish the time we had with John and he will be deeply missed.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Memories

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Manuel Frausto

September 21, 2020

I will never forget the good times we had. Fond memories and awesome stories especially your Vietnam era history lessons. Loved your philosophy on life and “ Ideals”. Thank you for being part of my childhood memories. God speed and Rest In Peace. Gone but never ever forgotten BROTHER!

Yulanda Meyers

September 7, 2020

I have had the pleasure of working with Michele as her general clerk for many years. When John would call for her in the office I would tell her I just love your husband I'm going to steal him from you and we would have a good laugh. Then I got a chance to meet him and he was such a gentleman. I will never forget I had been off sick and when I returned to work John came to the job and brought me and Michele fried chicken from a place they had been wanting me to try. So good!!
I sent Michele a text a couple weeks ago for John that said " if you get a warm feeling inside today it would be me hugging you". She said that really made his day and mine too. Rest in peace John you will truly be missed.❤

Bridget Stephenson

September 4, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Michele, the boys and his Dear Sweet Emily during this difficult time. Our hearts are broken at the loss of such a sweet and loving man.
I will always remember him being so nice and kind my whole life. I hope that whenever anyone thinks of John, they think of him and remember him the same way I always have ❤️

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