A Brilliant Man: A Greater Loss:
A bit of John and Phyllis' legacy also lives on in the form of a pristine, 3-kilometer stretch of coastline in Yucatan called Pez Maya. In 2003, they gave Amigos de Sian Kaan, a Mexican environmental agency and Nature Conservancy affiliate I worked with, the cornerstone gift that permitted the purchase of this strategic parcel that serves as a buffer between encroaching development and the UNESCO-designated Sian Kaan Biosphere. The Biosphere, in turn, supports the health of the surrounding lagoon and reef system, including the renowned fishing spot, Boca Paila Inlet, which abuts Pez Maya. They will be remembered by all who enjoy this priceless ecosystem. For info, email@example.com
John was a wonderful leader and an even better friend. Erica Ress Martin
I enjoyed the company of Mr. and Mrs. Smale. I have fond childhood memories coming to their house by the river with my grandparents who were good friends of theres. I remember being introduced to Salmon at their house and enjoying the telescope they had. Delightful people gone and not forgotten.
John was a great friend,mentor, and fellow fly fisherman. His contributions to his alma mater, and the Nature Conservancy influenced many of us to emulate his efforts.
John W. Altman
Claa of 1960
i didn't know john, but he sounds like a great leader and most importantly a great friend
A great loss for the community. his many friends and family. W e all were privledged to have known him. My sympathy to his family. Doris Atteberry
FAMILY OF JOHN SMALE: WE APPRECIATE HIS INOVATIONS, WHERE WOULD WE WOMEN BE TODAY? WE LOOK FORWARD TO THINKING HIM IN PERSON IN GODS NEW WORLD SOON AFTER ALL HIS KINGDOM IS STILL COMING!MATTHEW 6:9,10.
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE SMALE FAMILY,FRIENDS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. SMALE.
Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you. The Kelly Ryan Family
John and Phyllis Smale were everything one could ask for in community citizens. And they were kind, caring, and delightful people--who are greatly missed but not forgotten
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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Mr. John Smale was a supporter of Junior Achievment of Ohio,Indiana and Kentucky. His generosity help children from Cincinnati through J.A. I remember how the impact helped inner city children from Walnut Hills and Queensgate area. God Bless him and keep him in the palm of his hand.
He was a great leader and a great human being, leaving a huge legacy for P&G and Cincinnati. I learned so much from him and am passing that learning on to others. Sending thoughts and prayers to his extended family.
God Bless Mr. Smale and his family. I worked for P & G from 78 - 2008 and appreciated all of his leadership and vision for the company.
What lessons along the way. For marriages, for parenting, for business ( ethics, thinking outside the box, commitment, vision!)
Thoughts and prayers to all of you still here in family and friendships! To include the seeds, and what reaps from the love of labor with dedicated commitment! A win win! He knew well the circle of life, and thanks Jay, Jr! Sally Everhart Proctor
I met Mr. Smale while working a GM Board meeting in Oklahoma City. He was very humble and unpretensious. I introduced him to his driver. While living in Cincinnati (Hyde Park), he and his wife would shop at a local Kroger. Although Chairman of GM, he and his wife went to the dealer and purchased her new Saturn. Mr. Smale was a true leader and made all around him feel that he was no different than they. Derek F. (Columbus, Ohio)
Our condolences to the family of Mr. Smale, without his long hours of work many people would not have the jobs at P&G they have today. I am one of those people working in the Kansas City plant and I enjoy my job.
May God wrap his arms around the entire family and receive Mr. Smale in his blessed arms.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Paredes
We are so sorry for your loss. the whole world will miss him.
I was in the then Bar Soap and Household Cleaning Products Div on St. Louis. The year-end Division meeting was In Detroit (1971) and Mr. Smale gave a rousing talk on "Honest Sales bring honest success"...it was a pleasure to meet him...as our St Louis Division was # 1 nationally that year. Rest in Peace, Sir.
Our thoughts are with the family of John Smale. John Smale was one of our great leaders who had a vision for growing PG's business outside the US. That vison opened the door for our growth in Asia.
Randy Overton, PG
We are sorry for the family's loss of Mr. Smale. Having purchased numerous items under the label 'Proctor & Gamble' we realize his influence on our daily duties.
May you receive strength and courage as you continue as Mr. Smale would want for you. He rests w/ God, standing next to Him, giving suggestions of ways to help the world.
Warm Summer Sun
Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.
By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)The Poetry Foundation