Harvey Hugh Smith

Harvey Hugh Smith, 85, of Ravenna, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center.

He was born April 4, 1929 in Detroit, MI to Hugh and Agnes (Smyth) Smith. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent, and a life member of the Masonic Lodge. He volunteered for 10 years for the AARP Tax Service. He also volunteered for the ESL Program in Kent.

He is survived by his children, Brad Smith of Stow, Scott (Renee) Smith of Castle Rock, CO, and Valerie (Dean) Hugebeck of Ravenna; grandchildren, Garrett (Maria) Smith, Janelle Smith, Bradford Smith, Christina (Tony) Ghekiere, Russell Smith, Garnet (Dave) Maniscalco, and Scarlett Hugebeck; great grandchildren, Emily Dillard, Ashlynn Ghekiere, Everett Maniscalco, Broden Smith, and Colten Smith.

Calling hours will be held 5-8 PM SATURDAY, July 26th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM MONDAY, July 28th at United Methodist Church of Kent with Rev. Douglas Denton officiating. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Kent, Memorial Fund, 1435 E. Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.

(RC 7-25-14)

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  • Dear Family and Friends,

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I have known Harvey through the United Methodist Church of Kent, where we took a couple of Disciple courses together. He was a truly good and kind man -- a real gentleman in a time when that has become rare. He had a generous spirit and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He helped to make this world a little better place, and I will miss him.

    Sincerely,

    Stan