Stanley Adelbert Smith, 74, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Fresno, Calif., 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; daughters, Kathleen Janet (Joe) Lambert of Richwood and Katherine Marie (Mark) Colasanti of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Steven, Andrew and Nina Smith, Heather Harmon, Joseph and Faith Deno and Blake Smith; great-grand- children, Kaidy Harmon and Kroix Brown; sister-in-law, Jody (Robert) Johns of Bellefontaine; and brother-in-law, Tom (Patricia) Diener of Bellefontaine.
A 1957 graduate of Bakersfield High School, 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, Calif., in the development of the Titan rocket proj- ect. 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. Saturday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or to St. Vincent De Paul, 328 E. Patterson St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.