Stephen R. Smith
February 14, 1957 – May 5, 2020
STEPHEN R. SMITH, born February 14, 1957, died peacefully of natural causes, at his home in Punta Gorda, Florida on May 5, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 21 years Jean Marie (Noble) Smith, and his parents. He is survived by his brother Tom Smith (Bonnie) of Mentor, Ohio, numerous loving nieces and nephews, as well as many great friends and relatives. Steve proudly served in the US Navy performing many duties, including assisting with orthodontic procedures on naval ships. It was this experience that led him to a long career in sales and marketing for both medical and dental supplies. As a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, played the role of Santa for the last 10 years for special needs youth and adults, and volunteered as a Big Brother for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cleveland. Proud of his Irish heritage, was a member of the Cleveland Irish American Club, and his love of animals led him to volunteer for the Golden Retrievers in Need (GRIN) organization. In lieu of Flowers, donations are encouraged to a recovery center for women named after his late wife, The Jean Marie House, 6034 Engle Rd., Brook Park Oh. 44142.
The Jean Marie House
6034 Engle Rd., Brook Park, Ohio 44142
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Stephen R. Smith
May 21, 2020
I only knew Steve casually as we shared the faith at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda. He was always a gentleman with a smile on his face, and in spite of any trial he might be enduring, he always had a kind word to say.
Rest in Peace good and faithful servant, and be united with your wife in your new heavenly home.
May 16, 2020
Steve and I served together, US Navy ship, USS Puget Sound, he cleaned teeth in the dental department, we were liberty buddies and had some great times in Barcelona, Marseilles, Palma, Toulon, Nice, Athens, will miss you buddy.
May 15, 2020
SMITTY was my brother. From brand new navy to trips to the UP, Mentor on the lake, Niemiths, Zion appt. long days of snow and travel. Family and friends, Jennie Marie, my life. his life. All of it. He was my first born son’s Godfather. Years of friendship. Decades of laughter and tears. He is now with the 2 loves of His life: Jesus and Jennie Marie. I’ll see you again my brother..... on resurrection morning. God Speed SMITTY.