Paul R. Smith, 78, of Florence Twp., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Milan and has lived in the area his whole life. He worked for Erie County Sanitation Dept. for more than 15 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of VFW Post 7576 in Vermilion.
He is survived by his wife, Opal June (Mosgrove); three daughters, Jenny (David) Weese of Brunswick, Bonnie (Fred) Digele of Canfield and Sandi (Gerry) Vanderiest of Brunswick; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Lyle (Dorothy) Smith and William (Jeanette) Smith, both of Castalia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Elma (Shaffer) Smith.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery in Berlin Heights. Arrangements are being handled by Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, Berlin Heights.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be made at www.hinman-tannerfh.com.