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Henry G. "Jerry" Smith

November 9, 1923 October 9, 2019
Henry G. "Jerry" Smith
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Henry G. “Jerry” Smith, 95, of Grafton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Northwestern Healthcare in Berea. He was born November 9, 1923 in Vermilion. Henry proudly served his Country in the Army during WWII, and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College. He taught at Midview High School throughout his career, where he started the golf team, coached basketball, and assistant football coach. He was a member of Elyria Amvets #32, Grafton VFW post #3341. Henry also owned Baskin Robbins at Great Northern Mall and started North Coast rolling shutters. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, boater, and was a member of Oberlin Country Club. Survivors include his daughter Lynne Susan May of Grafton; sons Jim of Grafton and Jeff (Sandy) of Cincinnati; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty; 3 sisters and a brother. Family will receive friends 5PM until time of service at 7PM Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626., where full military honors will be provided by VFW post # 1079. Graveside Burial will take place 10AM Friday, October 18, 2019 at Brookdale Cemetery (Elyria). In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations to Hospice of the Western Reserve 300 E. 185th Street Cleveland, OH. 44119 or Friendship APL 8303 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH. 44035. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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5:00 PM 10/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Funeral Services 7:00 PM Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the funeral home, graveside Burial 10 AM Friday, October 18. 2019 at Brookdale Cemetery.

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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Brookdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oberlin Elyria Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035

Oberlin Elyria Rd. Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of the Western Reserve 300 East 185th St. Cleveland, OH. 44119

Friendship APL 8303 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035

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