SMITH Reverend Father James Theodore Smith, beloved pastor of St. Matthias Catholic Church, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Kobacker House. Fr. Smith's body will be received on Tuesday, January 8, 1 p.m., at St. Matthias Catholic Church (1582 Ferris Road, Columbus); vistation will continue until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass at the Church on Wednesday, January 9, 10 a.m., with visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing just prior to Mass; burial St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the St. Matthias Charity Fund. Full obituary to come; arrangements by EGAN-RYAN Funeral Services.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 6, 2013