Gary's Story

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Gary L. Smith, 64, passed away peacefully on Friday June 30, 2017 following a short battle with cancer.
He was born in Ashtabula on May 27, 1953 the son of the late Donald and Virginia (Divine) Smith.
Gary was an electrical contractor by trade, but Gary was a "jack-of-all trades" and there wasn't anything he couldn't do or fix if he put his mind to it. He was always eager to help his family and friends when needed.
Gary was a 1971 graduate of Ashtabula H.S.
He is survived by his loving family: his daughter Lisa Smith and his two wonderful grandchildren: Alexis and Javon Smith, all of Ashtabula; as well as his brother Jerry (Debbie) Smith of Ashtabula and his sister Kelly (David) Hastings of Jefferson. He was also survived by many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Gary was very blessed to have many loyal friends, many of whom jokingly knew him as "Hop Head". His family was very grateful for all the support of Gary's friends, especially the friendship of his buddy Jerry Hall.
In keeping with Gary's wishes no public services will be held. The CZUP FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Avenue Ashtabula is handling the services for the family
Published on July 1, 2017
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