Bernard “Bernie” H. Smith, Sr., 85, of Medina county since 1957, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013. He was born January 16, 1928 in Cleveland, to the late Hubert and Helen (Bullock) Smith.
Bernie retired after 34 years of service from NASA Glenn Research where he was a fabricator. He graduated from Brooklyn High School and received his Associate Degree from Tri C in Cleveland, was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Bernie was the care taker at St. Francis Cemetery for many years.
He was the beloved husband of Valerie (Buk), to whom he was married 62 years; loving father of Christine Wachs of Medina, Bernie Smith (Angie) of Medina, Bryan Smith of Cleveland, Kathleen Theobald of Medina, Maureen Roberts (Mark) of Medina, Paul Smith (Nicki) of Chippewa and James Smith of Las Vegas; dear grandfather of Jeff, Megan, Cory, Sarah, Emily, Nathan and Claire; and uncle of 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Smith; sisters, Margret Smith, Helen Smith and Lucille Sefchik.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina, Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10 A.M. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.