Stanley Adelbert Smith, 74, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Fresno, California on July 27, 1939, a son of the late Stanley Eugene and Nannie (Frances) Smith. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly JoAnn (John) Deno.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Jeannine Eleanor Smith; sons, Stanley Eugene Smith, III of Michigan, Patrick Frederick (Kelly) Smith of Chicago, Illinois; daughters, Kathleen Janet (Joe) Lambert of Richwood, Ohio, Katherine Marie (Mark) Colasanti of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Steven, Andrew, and Nina Smith, Heather Harmon, Joseph, and Faith Deno, Blake Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaidy Harmon and Kroix Brown; sister-in-law, Jody (Robert) Johns of Bellefontaine, Ohio; brother-in-law, Tom (Patricia) Diener of Bellefontaine.
A graduate of Bakersfield High School in 1957, he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at San Jose State University in 1962 and a Master of Business Administration at Michigan State University in 1974.
Stanley worked in various upper/senior management positions for companies including, Parke-Davis, Federal Mogul, JPI and DAB Industries in Bellefontaine. Noteworthy, he worked early in his career as an engineer for United Technology Center in San Jose, California in the development of the Titan rocket project. During his retirement years he enjoyed creating projects with people while working at Lowe’s in Bellefontaine.
Father Patrick Sheridan will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Friends may call on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 1 – 3 & 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 South Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or to St. Vincent De Paul, 328 E. Patterson, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.