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Leroy “Lee” Smith

May 3, 1944 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 78)

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Lee Smith


Lorain - Leroy “Lee” Smith, 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH.


Lee was born on May 3, 1944 in Lorain, OH. He attended Lorain High School and enlisted in the United States Army on August 4, 1961. He served his country during Vietnam until he was honorably discharged on August 5, 1964. He married the love of his life, Cynthia “Cindy” Anne (nee Paterson) Smith, on November 15, 1995. He worked for Ford for 29 years as a forklift driver. He was a member of St. Teresa in Sheffield, Knight’s of Columbus 4th degree in Lorain, Knight’s of St. John social member, and the Elks in Lorain. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, amateur drag racing, motor sports, carpentry, and he loved NASCAR. 


He is survived by his beloved wife, Cindy Smith of Lorain; children, Karen Smith of Lorain and Earl (Connie) Smith of Amherst; step-daughter, Melinda (Joe) Endres; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine L. Smith in 2020; parents, Rose (née Nickoloff) and Earl Campbell; brother, Jerry Smith; and sister, Jesse Mendez.


Funeral services will be held at Reidy-Scanlan-GiovannazzoFuneral Home & Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:30 AM, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH with honors by the U.S. Army. Online condolences may be sent to the family by using 

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Funeral Service
June 7, 2022

9:30 AM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Interment following funeral service
June 7, 2022

Calvary Cemetery
555 N. Ridge Rd. W.
Lorain, OH 44053

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