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Albert Francis Smith

January 21, 1928 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 93)

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New Lexington
 
Albert Francis Smith 93
 
Born January 21, 1928 in Somerset, son of the late Albert G. & Sarah Isabelle Reichley Smith.  He passed away in the predawn hours of October 16, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.
 
Albert Married Rose Marie Dreese Smith (Deceased August 6, 2021) on February 5, 1951.
He attended St. Rose Church, Graduated from Holy Trinity Elementary and High School. He is survived by his children: Jerry (Sally), Judy, Pat, Ann (Jerry) McCall, Kay (Larry) 
Brotman, Vicki (Kenny) Teter & Toni (Matt) Tharp.
 
Grandchildren: Kindra (Brad) Baker, Chrissy (Jeff) Powell, Becky (Russell) Spicer, Joe Smith, Jessica (Jared) Holman, Heather Smith, Morgan (Ian) McKenzie, Christian Smith, Katie McCall (BJ Collins), Heath McCall, Ryan (Joie) Brotman, Sarah Brotman (Nick Zweifel), Zach Brotman, Mark (Sara) Teter, Gabrielle Tharp (Cory McDaniel) & Jake Tharp.
 
Great Grandchildren: 24
 
Surviving Siblings: Marjorie Wilson, Virginia Dittoe, Martin, Billy, Ralph (Gloria) Smith; Sisters-in-law Miriam, Mary Rose, & Annabelle Smith.
Surviving In-Laws: Dorothy Dreese McClain, Rev. John Dreese, Dick Dreese, and Claire Dreese Miller.
 
Deceased Siblings: Evelyn (Eddie) Hammond, Joe Shiplett, Gene & Sue, Harold, Jim Dittoe, Jimmy & Elaine, Mary Rose Noll Smith, Tommy & Betty, Bobby & Diane, Dick & Mary Lee, 
Kenny, Betty Muller Smith, Donny, & Terrence. Deceased In-Laws: Marg & Tom Boyle, Barb & Bob Jones, Betty & Rodney Fisher, Rita & Steve Sedmak, Julia & Butch Lollo, Jim 
McClain, Martha Dreese, & Fred Miller.
 
Albert was the oldest boy of the Smith family. He, his 3 sisters and 13 brothers lived on the family farm in Somerset, OH. He helped his father work the land with a team of horses and later
Farmall tractors. Family folklore said Al was driving a team of horses when he was 6 years old. Those were among his fondest memories, time spent on the farm with his brothers and sisters.
 
After he married Rose Dreese and started a family, he moved to New Lexington, where he found his career as a machinist for Star Engineering. He loved his work and shared many 
stories about training the younger workers. He retired from Star after 40 years of service. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, and large bowls of ice cream. He had the ability to bring Rose’s ideas to light; remodeling, repairing, and making improvements to the family home. He also enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and participating in Tractor pulls.
 
He was a member of the St. Aloysius Athletic Association, Knights of Columbus, and St. Rose Church.
 
Family and friends may call Friday, October 22, 2021 at the CHUTE-WILEY FUNERAL HOME, 118 S JACKSON ST., NEW LEXINGTON  from 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Saturday with Father John Dreese as Celebrant. Burial will follow in New Lexington Cemetery.
 
Donations can be made to St. Rose Church and Holy Trinity Elementary School.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
October 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chute - Wiley Funeral Home
118 S. Jackson Street
New Lexington, OH 43764

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
October 23, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Rose Catholic Church

Donations

St. Rose Catholic Church
309 N Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764

Holy Trinity School
225 S Columbus Street, Somerset OH 43783

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