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PPG Paints “A great man. Smitty helped me fix my work van. Thank you Smitty. RIP...Condolences to the family. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Cassel - Cleveland, OH

“Very sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was a fine guy. My condolences to Marlene and family. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Scott Price - Lee, NH

“Sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was a great neighbor and a mentor . RIP Mike. Bless you and your family.Bob. n. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Marlene, So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a kind man and will be missed. Prayers for all of you.t ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Katie S - Painesville, OH

“Marlene, So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will be missed. Prayers for all of you. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Katie S - Painesville, OH

“Dear Marlene, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Mike. My prayers and my warmest condolences go out to you! As a dear and loving friend for...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Hodges - Mentor, OH

“Marlene and Michael: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have fond memories of the MSA softball years and the many traveling tournaments...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy and Wes Bailey - OH

“Marlene,The three of us were shocked to hear about Mike. We're so thankful we made the trip to Ohio and saw both of you. He was a wonderful man, I...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Belinda - Phoenix, AZ

“Sorry for your loss take comfort in God's word at John.chapter 5 : versus 28 & 29, that there is a real hope for our loved ones who have passed on. o ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: L.S. - Cleveland, OH

“Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will always be remembered in my thoughts as such a kind soul. Many blessings & comfort to you Marlene, family &...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jill Luoma - Concord Twp, OH

“Dear Marlene, Mike, & Melony:We are so sorry for the loss of your Husband and Father. I wish we would have had more time and years to spend getting...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Julie, Rick, Taylor, Brandon, Marissa Miller - OH

“Dearest Marlene, Bob & Family: For every memory in your heart, this brings a prayer/wish for peace! Mike really was a genuine kind person and...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Yeager - Cleveland, OH

“You will be deeply missed Uncle Mike. I'll always keep the great memories of you with me. You will never be forgotten. Frank Roper(nephew) and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Frank and Paula Roper, Jayden, Kaili, and Catheine Roper, Joshua - WV


Michael "Smitty" Smith, age 61, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at University Hospital in Cleveland. He was born December 11, 1953 in Cleveland to Florence (Walsh) and Michael Smith. Mike married Marlene in Las Vegas, NV on September 5, 1982.

Mike was a 1972 graduate of Madison High School where he was a standout football player. He worked for Conrail and the Perry Nuclear Plant before he started Smitty's Painting, a company which he built over 20 years. Mike was a kind gentle man who was always there to lend friends and family a helping hand.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Marlene, daughter, Melanie (Curt) Warren; son, Michael (Kim) Smith; grandchildren, Michael, Faith, Gwen, Isaac, Ben; brother, Bob Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Roper.

Friends will be received 10 – 12 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio with a Funeral Service following at 12:00 p.m. Final Resting Place will be at North Madison Cemetery.

Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com