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Mark J. Smith

September 22, 2017

Mark J Smith, age 53, of Norwalk, unexpectedly passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.

He was born July 19, 1964 in Sandusky to James A. and Betty (Ott) Smith. He was a 1982 graduate of Norwalk St. Paul High School. He worked at Buckeye Excavating for the last 17 years, and previously was employed by Lake Erie Construction. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711. He was always available to friends and family, helping out with whatever they needed from him, and loved traveling and cheering on his children in their sporting events and activities.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Patty (Nickoli) Smith, whom he married October 8, 1988; daughters, Taylor and Corynne (Isaac Perry), and son, Devin, all of Norwalk; mother, Betty (Ott) Smith of Norwalk; sister, Michelle (Dan) Conney of Norwalk; father-in-law, Thomas Nickoli of Norwalk; nieces and nephews, in-laws and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, who passed just a day prior to Mark, James A. Smith, infant sister, Mary; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Mildred (Grimmer) Ott; and paternal grandparents, Edward and Caroline (Rice) Smith.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Gathering Space of St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Church, with Monsignor Kenneth Morman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to one’s favorite charity.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Mark J Smith, age 53, of Norwalk, unexpectedly passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.

He was born July 19, 1964 in Sandusky to James A. and Betty (Ott) Smith. He was a 1982 graduate of Norwalk St. Paul High School. He worked at Buckeye Excavating for the last 17 years, and previously was employed by Lake Erie Construction. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711. He was always available to friends and family, helping out with whatever they needed from him, and loved traveling and cheering on his children in their sporting events and activities.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Patty (Nickoli) Smith, whom he married October 8, 1988; daughters, Taylor and Corynne (Isaac Perry), and son, Devin, all of Norwalk; mother, Betty (Ott) Smith of Norwalk; sister, Michelle (Dan) Conney of Norwalk; father-in-law, Thomas Nickoli of Norwalk; nieces and nephews, in-laws and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, who passed just a day prior to Mark, James A. Smith, infant sister, Mary; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Mildred (Grimmer) Ott; and paternal grandparents, Edward and Caroline (Rice) Smith.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Gathering Space of St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Church, with Monsignor Kenneth Morman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to one’s favorite charity.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Lorri Leak Shane

Norwalk, OH, United States
October 02, 2017

No words can express my sympathy for you all. Prayers, prayers and more prayers.

Tom & Anthony Hipp

Findlay, OH, USA
September 27, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bill MacDonald

Granville, OH, USA
September 27, 2017

Mark was kind, confident, and humble, and I always saw him as a leader. I remember feeling sad when he and his family moved from Welton Ave (not far from me at the time) out to the farm. Feeling that way again. Keeping all of the Smith family members in my thoughts.

Kasey and Troy Spaar

September 26, 2017

Thinking of you and the entire Smith family at this very sad time. Prayers to all.

Krista Kyle

Port Clinton, OH
September 26, 2017

Thinking of you and your family at this incredibly sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Erin Shine

Norwalk, OH, United States
September 25, 2017

We are so very sad to learn of Mark's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Scott Mirtes

Waterville, OH, USA
September 25, 2017

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I have not seen Mark in well over 25 years however I always remember him as a very kind person. May he rest in peace.

Deb Andrews

Norwalk, OH, America
September 25, 2017

My thoughts and PRAYERS go out to you and your family.. as I am so sorry for the loss of Mark and also of Jim..

Mike Ruffing

Brunswick, OH, United States
September 25, 2017

Betty, Patty, and family: all of you are in our prayers... truly. May God support you and all the families and friends who are grief stricken by the passing of these two find men. God Bless you all.

Kath Schaffer

Norwalk, OH, United States
September 25, 2017

My sincere condolences at this time. "Smitty" was a great guy, and all of you are in my thoughts any prayers.

Sandy "Rupp" Boyd

Buckhannon, WV
September 25, 2017

Michelle & Dan, My heart goes out to you and your family. I was in Ohio for the homecoming game when I heard the news. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Mike Lang

Macomb, MI, USA
September 25, 2017

To the entire family. We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy and to let you know that all of you along with Mark are in our thoughts and prayers. I (Mike) have a lot of good memories growing up with Mark and he was a wonderful cousin, person, father, husband, son, brother, and relative throughout his life. May he rest in peace. Mike, Valerie, Lauren, and Rachel Lang

Brian Siddall

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
September 25, 2017

My deepest sympathy to your family on the passing of Mark.
Always enjoyed talking with Mark at the various sporting events of his children.
Mark will be missed by our community.

Joe and Barb (Schaffer) Widman

Norwalk, OH, United States
September 24, 2017

There are no words, there is no understanding. All we can offer are prayers of comfort and healing during this very difficult time. We are deeply sorry for the loss of both Jim and Mark.

Jeanette Mack

September 24, 2017

Prayers of comfort being lifted for the entire family.

The Rhoad Family

Norwalk, OH
September 24, 2017

There are no words, only prayers and hugs

Christine Galati

September 24, 2017

Keeping you all in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Victor Nickoli

Ennis, TX, USA
September 24, 2017

Our condolences during this time. Mark was my friend and a friend to whomever he met. Mark touched lives in Texas and we were blessed to know Mark. RIP Mark.

Gary & Stella Barman

Norwalk, OH
September 24, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the Smith family . You are in are prayers

Mayor Hugh Wheeler Jr.

Port Clinton, OH, United States
September 24, 2017

Rest in peace Mark, you will be greatly missed by many.

Joan Lippert Heyman

Norwalk, OH, USA
September 24, 2017

So incredibly sorry for your loss both Mark and his dad. Continued prayers for all.

Rose Austin

NORWALK, OH, US
September 24, 2017

My heartfelt sympathies to the Smith family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Rose Austin

Tiina

Norwalk, OH, United States
September 24, 2017

All of us have fond and funny memories of Mark, as he often left us in stitches. But he always had kind words to share, too, and we are especially appreciative of the fan he was of Jacob and good friend and pseudo-dad he was to Thomas. Rest in peace, Mark, and enjoy the time in heaven with your dad. Prayers and hugs to the entire Smith family.

Sister Celine Bundschuh

Swanton, OH, United States
September 24, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the Smith family. mark, rest in the peace you deserve.

JOAN & ART RUFFING

SAVANNAH, GA, USA
September 24, 2017

Betty and Patty, what a tragic loss. You and your families are in our prayers.

Bruce and Laurie Czaplicki

NORWALK, OH, USA
September 23, 2017

We will miss you dearly, Mark. Thoughts and prayers, Patty and family.

Eric Hipp

NORWALK, OH
September 23, 2017

Rest in peace Mark and Mr. Smith.