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Paul SmithPaul Edward Smith, 55 years old, of Elyria, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Paul was born on August 17, 1962 in Cleveland and made his home primarily in Elyria except for a short time in the Naples Florida area.

He served with the United States Navy. Paul worked as a mechanic and a tattoo artist. He enjoyed yard work, cooking, the Cleveland Browns and was an artist and a creative writer. He also enjoyed searching stream beds and shorelines for artifacts that he collected. He had a special bond with his dog, Marley.

He is survived by three children, Ryan (Elizabeth) of Elyria, Randy (Nikki) of Elyria and Amber (Hazem) of Lakewood. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Cody, Deja, and Angelina; two siblings Mark of Elyria and Michelle (Brian) Walsh of Westlake; and his parents, Ken and Rose (nee Diederich) Smith of Elyria. His birth mother, Jackie Murton also survives.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Sunday, January 28 from 2-4 P.M. Funeral services will be on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Father Frank Kosem will officiate. The VFW Post 1079 will provide full military service.

» 6 Condolences and Greetings
Rich Kruszka
sent Friday, 05 October 2018 08:58
I just learned of Paul's passing and wanted to offer my condolences. Paul and I met in the summer of '76, when we went to high school band camp. We were both drummers and the next two years when I was in the band were so much fun - Paul was one of my best friends. Our entire time was absolutely crazy and filled with stories - we all had nicknames in the drum corps, including Little Galileo, Creature, Reefer, Smitty, and Purple Avenger, among others. Paul created the coolest drum cadence that was the envy of other high school bands in the region and the two of us kept each other going, especially during some of the very hot weather in parades we marched in. I will miss you Smitty - Rich Kruszka, Charlotte, NC
sent Saturday, 10 February 2018 08:07
Im so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful promise of Revelation 21:3,4 God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:00
1 Corinthians 15:26 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.a
Linda Glenn
sent Sunday, 28 January 2018 08:25
We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved son, dad, brother, and friend, Paul. We wish we could be there in person to pay our respects. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Paul touched many hearts and souls on this journey here on earth. I am forever grateful that our lives and paths crossed in Elyria and SW Florida. One of my fondest memories is how much he loved the Florida sunshine and the smell of the Gulf of Mexico while riding his motorcycle. Always with a big smile on his face! May his soul shine on forever. Namaste my long time friend. Until we meet again. Love always, Linda Glenn and Jeremy Halada
michael repak
sent Saturday, 27 January 2018 06:24
to ryan and randy and the rest of your family. i'm so sorry to hear about your dad and my thoughts are with u all. the few times i meet your dad he was always nice and friendly to me. always consider u guys like family to me growing up so it really hurts to see guys hurt and having to go through this. its never easy to. i wish i could be there and pay my respects but hopefully the next time i'm in town if i'm ever back in town i can see ya both and pay my respect. stay strong and rember theres always alot people there for u if u need anything. sincerly michael repak
John Dierna
sent Saturday, 27 January 2018 06:16
To Mr and Mrs Smith, Mark, Michelle and The rest of Paul\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s family, My mom called me this morning to share the news of Paul\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s death. Hearing this news took me back to childhood, a time when Paul and I were very good friends. we hung out at each other\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s homes and talked all the time (while students at Saint Jude School) and just about every day after school. I remember Paul and I being in charge of identifying school buses when they arrived at school at the end of the day and letting teachers know of the arrival of buses so students could be notified. While watching for buses, Paul and I shared ideas and dreams about the future, after we were done with school and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"on our own. We came up with our plan for the future - we would buy motorcycles and travel across the United States - I will never forget how excited we were to come up with this \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"plan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" for when we became adults,!! Paul was a kind, giving soul and one of my best friends in grade school and junior high. With sympathy, John
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