Thomas L Smith

May 29th, 1925 to November 24th, 2012

Thomas L. Smith, 87, of St. Clair Township, died Saturday, November 24, 2012.

He was born May 29, 1925 in Hamtramck to the late Frank and Anna Modzinski. He married Maxine Frazer on June 15, 1946 in Smiths Creek.

As a young boy, Tom attended Big Hand School on Big Hand Road. He retired from American Tape Company and was an accomplished outdoorsman, who enjoyed family gatherings, deer hunting and Marysville High School athletics. His presence will be missed at the local ball fields. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and Moose Lodge #158.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maxine; seven children, Thomas (Sheryl) Smith, James (Joan) Smith, Joseph (Kelly) Smith, Eugene (Becky) Smith, Richard (Elly) Smith, Robert Smith and Timothy (Wendy) Smith; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Modzinski.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith will lie in state in St. Christopher Catholic Church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The Reverend Arthur Baranowski will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jody, Bryan, Michael, Ryan, Hunter and Brandon Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church or Angels of Mercy Oncology Fund.

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