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Eugene Edward SmyersEugene Edward Smyers, age 71, of Elyria passed away at his home Tuesday, April 25, 2017 following a sudden illness. He was born September 9, 1945 in Spangler, Pa. Elyria has been his home for over 35 years.

Eugene proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed at the General Motors Plant in Brookpark for 35 years. He was a retired member of the UAW #1005 in Parma.

His hobbies included gambling, playing the Ohio Lottery, supporting the Cleveland Indians, and Browns, and watching NASCAR, especially Jimmy Johnson. He was affectionately known to family and friends at “Papa Smurf” and “Scrooge”.

Eugene was a very caring person who was always willing to help a family member or friend at a moment’s notice. He especially loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by daughters Deborah (David) Bonnett of Lorain, and Rosanna Smyers of Elyria; sons Edward (Erica) Smyers of Vermillion, and Michael (Kellie) Smyers of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and by his companion Tammy.

He was preceded in death by one sister Wilma Garn; one brother Richard Smyers; and by his parents Berwin E. and Betty Smyers (nee Bailey).

Friends may call at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 am in the funeral home. The Rev. James Justice Pastor of the Firelands Community Church will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

» 3 Condolences and Greetings
Valerie, Eric & Sam
sent Friday, 28 April 2017 05:35
We are so very sorry for your loss! He will be missed! May you Rest In Peace Eugene. You are all in our thoughts & prayers with love Valerie
Cody Smyers
sent Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:16
He was an amazing grandfather and you will be missed. I love you grandpa and may you rest in peace. %%
sent Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:40
Very loved father in law. I will miss you.
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