Gabriel P. Smith
1981 - 2020
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Gabriel P. Smith, age 39, went to sleep and woke up in eternity. Sunrise on January 2, 1981 - Sunset, April 25, 2020. He was a graduate of Copley High School and attended Lincoln College. Gabe was a kind-hearted, free spirit who loved art, all sports, traveling and learning carpentry. He participated in many sports while growing up, but excelled in football and wrestling in high school and became a nationally ranked college wrestler. He is survived by his parents, Ministers Richard and Karen Smith of Fairlawn; siblings, David, Ambriel (Donald) Sears, Christopher (Nicole), Haasun, Octavian, all of Akron, Ginal of Colorado; two nieces and two nephews. He will be dearly missed by his many friends, relatives and all who had the pleasure of knowing Gabe over the years. Due to COVID-19, services were private. However, there will be a celebration of his life this summer. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 17, 2020.
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May 18, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire hope is that the peace of God will cover everyone and that the countless memories of Gabe will comfort you soul.
Meredith (Reaves)
May 17, 2020
Gabe, you will be missed by so many. That smile of yours was always a joy. There are so many memories but most if all I remember us getting in trouble during wrestling practice. Glenn would be so mad. Ine day we went on the intercom and boy did we hear it! Rest in peace my dear friend. Love, Jackie Roubenes (Coleman)
May 17, 2020
My deepest condolences and prayers for the family at this time I love you
Karla Kidd-Bell
May 17, 2020
Gabe you will be missed dearly. I love you❤ I remember all of the fun times we all had at (HOP) House of Prayer for All People. You always knew how to make everyone laugh. You always had a smile on your face no matter what. Im glad to call you friend, even though we were more like family ❤Rest easy
May 17, 2020
I did not have the pleasure of meeting this brother but I'm sure he was a wonderful person knowing the family he came from. God Bless you all sending many prayers
Kim Sears
May 17, 2020
May you be engulfed in God's loving embrace now and always.
Vicki Smith
May 17, 2020
Hes my little cousin I was also his baby sitter while growing up always a joy to be around love ❤ you much cousin rest in heaven gone to soon
May 17, 2020
I met Gabriel when I visited Ohio for the transition of other family members...I'm sorry that I didn't get to really know him .Without a doubt I know that he was loved dearly....I pray for God's blessings.... Cousin Vivian from Atlanta
May 17, 2020
Gabe, you were my best friend growing up and I always looked up to you and David! Rest in Heaven with eternal blessings bro. To the Smith family- our love and prayers.
Leon Family
May 17, 2020
Gabe was wonderful friend and neighbor and I loved him dearly and will miss him. He always had a smile for everyone . I pray for everyone that their grief be eased by Gabe's passing. Love you Gabe!
Fred Rosato
May 17, 2020
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