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H. Dean Smith

June 11, 1927 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 92)

Dean Smith, 92, passed away September 10, 2019.  He was born June 11, 1927 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to the late William and Ora Smith.  Dean proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII under General Patton. 


Dean was the best husband a woman could ask for. “He would never let me do the dishes and would make me sit in the living room while he made me dinner.  Dean, I want to let you know since we lost our fur baby, I found 2 new fur babies I can take care of. I will always love you and be with you and I want to Thank You for the last 22 years. You’re so deeply loved, and your contagious smile will be greatly missed by all”.   


Along with his parents, Dean was preceded in death by 3 brothers.  He is survived by his wife, Eunice Newell; daughter, Connie (Dwayne) Pawley; stepdaughters, Laura (Ken) Robinson and Marsha (Rex) Johnson; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, other family and friends.


Funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319 with Rev. Jim Gindlesberger officiating.  Family and friends may come on Sunday from 1 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  Memorial contributions can be made in Dean’s name to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington DC 20090, or at  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


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Donations may be made to:

PO Box 96929, Washington DC 20090-6929

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