Valerie Smith, 84, longtime resident of Medina County, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. She was born August 30, 1929, in Cleveland, to the late John and Mary (Sulak) Buk. Valerie loved spending time with her family and will always be remembered for the loving care she gave her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Valerie was the devoted mother of Christine Wachs of Medina, Bernie (Angie) Smith of Medina, Bryan Smith of Cleveland, Kathleen Theobald of Medina, Maureen (Mark) Roberts of Medina, Paul (Nicki) Smith of Chippewa, and James Smith of Tucson, Arizona; dear grandmother of Jeff, Megan, Cory, Sarah, Emily, Nathan, and Claire; great-grandmother of Jordan; loving sister of Rita (Charles) Theobald of Medina and Stephanie Barnes of Medina. Valerie is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Smith, to whom she was married 62 years.
A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, 11 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
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