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Jay S. Smith

December 13, 1928 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Jay Smith Obituary

Jay S. Smith, 94, of Toronto, OH, passed away Sunday Dec. 3, 2023, in the Mill Creek Nursing & Rehab in Winston-Salem, NC.

 

Jay was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Toronto, son of the late Walter and Ruth (Snowden) Smith.

 

Jay retired from the Toronto City School District, where he worked in the Custodial and Maintenance Dept.

 

His memberships include: the St. Francis R.C. Church in Toronto, Toronto Sunrise Sr. Citizens, and Dyer Country Club. Jay was also a former Councilman for the City of Toronto.

 

Jay was a former little league coach, and a tennis and golf coach at Toronto High School. In Jay’s younger years, he was an avid baseball player for the Toronto Athletics, and he loved to play tennis and golf.

 

In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica T. ‘Bunj’ (Banik) Smith, brother, Ron Smith, twin brothers, Merle and Earl Smith and brother-in-law, John McCart.

 

Surviving is his son, Jay Walter (Rene Cortez) Smith of Toronto; daughter, Joni (Tim) Chilson of Pfafftown, NC; twin sisters, Carolyn McCart of Bay Village, OH, and Marilyn (Earl) Glasure of Toronto; three grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Mantica, Chase and Oliva Chilson, and three great-grandsons, Tallon, Ashton and Remington Mantica.

 

Visitation will be held Sunday Dec. 10, 2023, from 1 pm to 4 pm (Vigil Service at 12:45 pm) at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto. Additional visitation will take place Monday at St. Francis Church from 10 am to 11 am. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will follow at 11 am with Father Thomas Vennitti and burial will follow in the Toronto Union Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church c/o Rectory Office 1225 N. River Ave. Toronto, OH 43964. www.jefosterfh.com

 

 

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Services

Vigil Service
Sunday
December 10, 2023

12:45 PM
J.E. Foster Funeral Homes & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964

Visitation
Sunday
December 10, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
J.E. Foster Funeral Homes & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964

Visitation
Monday
December 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church
409 Grant St.
Toronto, OH 43964

Funeral Liturgy
Monday
December 11, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church
409 Grant St.
Toronto, OH 43964

Donations

St. Francis Catholic Church
1225 N. River Ave., Toronto OH 43964
Tel: 1-740-537-4433

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