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SMITH, MICHAEL WAYNE; of Orion; died December 18, 2011; he was 58. Born March 30, 1953 in Detroit to the late Elbert and Aldah (Bennett) Smith. He is survived by his loving companion, Kathleen LaBrosse; two daughters, Candi (Tom Snyder) Smith and Carrie Myre; one grandson, Hunter Snyder; one sister, Barbara Block. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Thompson. Mike retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was a Amatuer Radio operator, President and Webmaster of the Clarkston Repeater Association and OCARS, member of SEMDXA in Royal Oak, served as the Assistant Emer. Co-ordinator for training activities with the Oakland County Amatuer Radio Public Service Corporation. He was a life member of ARRL. He played lead guitar with the Family Affair Band. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011 at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Interment will follow at Christian Memorial, Rochester Hills. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or the Clarkston Area Repeaters Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence go to
Published in The Oakland Press from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2011
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