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Diane M. Smith
Diane M. Smith, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 1, 2018. She was born May 20, 1946 in Akron to Warren and Mary McLaughlin. She worked for Akron General Medical Center and was a member of Community Church of Portage Lakes where she had served as a deaconess for three years and in the Children’s Ministry.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary McLaughlin; sister, Betty Reitz; and brothers-in-law, Edward Doyle and Donald Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard “Dick”; son, Michael (Cynthia) Smith; daughter, Melissa (Shawn) Filipowicz; brothers, George (Linda) McLaughlin and David McLaughlin; sisters, Joan (James) Bonner, Patricia Kirschner (Cynthia Sherlock), and Mary Doyle; sisters-in-law, Carolyn McLaughlin and Beverly Smith; brother-in-law, Robert Reitz; grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Swain, David (Chanda) Ladines, Daniel (Kerri) Ladines, and Vincent Laurita; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home 3326 Manchester Rd. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m., where services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m., Dr. Michael Rybka officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Church of Portage Lakes in memory of Diane.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers this day. May our Father in heaven watch over you and comfort you this day.
We hope the following verse reminds you of the love that Christ has for us and the reassurance of our salvation for those who give their hearts and lives in the service of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ- God's Son.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
The Staff of Bacher Funeral Home Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM