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|Saturday, 01 February 2014 09:54|
Beryl Smith, 90, of Bowling Green passed away Friday January 31, 2014.
Beryl was born April 19, 1923 in Sandusky County to Oby and Millicent (Wertz) Smith. He married Bette J. Seymour on April 11, 1959 and she preceded him in death on February 18, 2012.
Beryl was a 1949 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Business Administration. He was employed at Keeshin Transport Systems in Toledo as an accountant. From 1971 until 1983 he was the Director of Student Financial Aid at Bowling Green State University. He retired September 1, 1988 as Assistant to the Treasurer. Mr. Smith served in the Army Aircorp from 1943-1946. He was a radio operator-gunner on a B-26 in the European Theater. He was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Rochester, Ohio. He was a prior member of the council at the church. Beryl was active in the Masonic Order and related organization. He was the past master of Wood County Lodge #112, high pries of the Crystal Lodge #157, past illustrious master of the Bowling Green Council 124. He was a member of the Commandery 49 in Findlay, Ohio. Additional memberships included the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and the Zenobia Shrine Temple. Mr. Smith was a member of the Eastern Stars, Greenwood Chapter 159 where he served the chapter both as the Worthy Grand Patron and as Secretary.
Beryl is survived by his daughter: Cathi (Mark) Korey; three grandchildren: Eric (Carrie) Korey, Megan (Phil) Korey Bonus and Steven (Michele) Korey and three great-grandchildren: Amber, Autumn and Ethan. Beryl was also preceded in death by three sisters: Mary E. Heiserman, Adeline A. Ridenour and May Frey.
Visitation for Beryl will be Monday February 3, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM with a Masonic Service beginning at 7:30 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, and Funeral Services will be private for the family, with burial in Metzgar Cemetery in Helena, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be gifted in Beryl's honor to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 14545 New Rochester Rd, Pemberville, Ohio 43450.
On-line condolences, as well as fond memories, may be shared at http://www.hannemanfh.com/
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