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SMITH, Bruce B. of Dayton, OH passed away March 17, 2013 age 92. Preceded in death by his parents James B. and Irma (Kerr) Smith, brothers James C. and Jack D. Smith, sister Marilyn Romeiser, granddaugher Kate Mangieri. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lillian (Watt) Smith, devoted daughters Colleen Mangieri, Carol Ann Schulman (Stuart), Rebecca Ristau (John), and Patricia Smith, grandchildren Nicholas Mangieri, Amanda Powers, Lauren, David and Sarah Ristau, Maxwell and Samson Schulman, Deed and Devin Hall and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Born on December 23, 1920 in Dayton, OH. Bruce graduated from Parker Co-op High School and The Ohio State University where he was the Big Ten State Fencing Champion in Sabre Division in 1949. He proudly served in the military during WWII with the 79th Division Anti-Aircraft Battalion from 1942-1946. He was a member of Shiloh Church for 52 years and served as chairman on many boards including the Fair, Meals on Wheels, the Optimist Club and Keystone Club. Bruce enjoyed playing all sports especially golf which he played well into his eighties. He was introduced to woodworking and furniture making in junior high where it became is lifelong passion. Bruce was known for his sense of humor, his kindness towards others and his faith in God. It was Bruce's wish to donate his remains to Wright State University for research and study. Memorial Services will be held 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Friendship Village 5790 Denlinger Rd. in the Convocation Room by Rev. Jay McMillen and Rev. Dick Van Tine. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 p.m. until time of services. A reception will follow the services. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hospice of Dayton in appreciation for their loving care during Bruce's final days, or Shiloh Church in his memory. On-line condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 20, 2013
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