OBITUARY

Marcus Allen Smith

January 29, 1971February 5, 2019
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Marcus Allen Smith, 48, of East Peoria passed away at 12:10 am Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his residence with his mother by his side. He was born January 29, 1971 in Peoria the son of Robert and Cathy Bortolussi Smith. Marcus is survived by his mother, Cathy Smith of East Peoria; his father, Robert Smith of Oregon; one son, Jared Allen Smith of East Peoria; companion and friend, Stacy Knickerbocker Strum of Metamora; one sister, Michelle (Tom) Dean of Wisconsin; one grandmother, Marjorie Smith of Chillicothe; one niece, Emily Dean of Chicago; and one nephew, Matthew Dean of S. Carolina. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Owen Smith; and his maternal grandparents, Lena and Albert Bortolussi. Marcus was an instrument tech at Ameren until his retirement. One of his fondest memories was his time on the river at Sharon’s house. Marcus loved spending time with his son, Jared and his beloved cats. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Remmert Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to a fund for his son Jared. To view Marcus’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Smith, Father
  • Cathy Bortolussi Smith, Mother
  • Jared Allen Smith, Son
  • Stacy Knickerbocker Strum, Companion
  • Michelle Tom) Dean, Sister
  • Marjorie Smith, Grandmother
  • Emily Dean, Niece
  • Matthew Dean, Nephew
  • He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Owen Smith; and his maternal grandparents, Lena and Albert Bortolussi
  • DONATIONS

  • To a Fund for his son Jared

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Marcus Allen Smith

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Mick Veloso

February 8, 2019

Marcus, thanks for all the good times with you, your family, your mom, the Purcell’s, Kat, and all the good people at the EP Boat Club. Watch over us until we see you again when we all get together again, in Heaven.

Chris Clark

February 7, 2019

I loved hanging out with Marcus. He had such a fun and easy going personality, a genuinely good guy. I remember being on the phone together for hours on school nights. Marcus has been, and always will be in my heart.

Laura Grant

February 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Marcus passing. I know he will be missed by family and friends. Thinking of you all. God Bless. Laura

Jeff Gamber

February 6, 2019

So many crazy fun memories with Marcus. Spending the summers at Fon du Lac pool, turquoise parachute pants, pellet guns, three wheelers, red camaros, police boats, Brutus the cat, lucky shirts, "Takin' Care of Business", the River, the Pavillion, the Cemetery, Creve Coeur, Heart of Illinois Fair, Stage 2, digging for clams, Kumquats, Strip Mines, The Trailer Park, Chillicothe..... It was a wild ride. We love you Marquis!

Heidi Tosti

February 5, 2019

So many great memories from high school as well as visiting SIU. 💕

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