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Donald A. Smith

May 9, 1926 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 93)



Donald A. Smith, 93 of Boardman passed away Sunday December 22. He was born May 9, 1926 in Youngstown, a son of Alexander and Mary Andrews Smith.   After growing up on the Southside, Donald enlisted in the Navy, serving in the Pacific theater.  Upon being discharged, Donald went to Youngstown College on the GI Bill, graduating in 1950 with a degree in business.  Donald worked at Youngstown Rubber Products and was a lifelong member of St. Luke Church.  He made friends wherever he went, especially while walking at the Southern Park Mall, he also had a very close relationship with his longtime neighbors.  His wife the former Margaret A. Schaeffer, whom he married May 30, 1953, passed away Nov 29, 1998.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters Shannon (Guy) Barrett of Poland and Suzanne Smith (Ross Sapienza) of Boardman, brother Gilbert Smith of Vero Beach, Florida, and grandchildren Colin Barrett, Lauren Barrett and Amelia Sapienza.  A private funeral service was held Saturday December 28, 2019 for Donald at the Fox Funeral Home4700 Market St. Boardman.


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Funeral Service
December 28, 2019

11:00 AM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

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