Patricia Z. SmithJune 28, 1950 ~ January 17, 2018 (age 67)
Patricia Z. Smith, 67 years of age, of Salesville, passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 unexpectedly at her residence. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 28, 1950, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophie ( Basco) Zoffian. Pat grew up in Auburn Township where she was a licensed Practical Nurse at the former Geauga Hospital in the newborn unit. Later residing in Shalersville, she then moved in 1997 to Salesville, Ohio. A member of the Senecaville United Methodist Church, she formerly was a member of Portage Faith United Methodist Church. Pat was a very talented lady, and was known as a Master Crafter. Her skills were often shared with things she made for others, especially at Christmas time Pat and her longtime best friend Debbie Pierce enjoyed traveling together. Later Pat and her husband Lester also enjoyed their special times traveling. She was a member of the Purple Heart Group and Senior Center in Guernsey County. On December 1, 1984, she married Lester L. “Howdy” Smith who preceded her in death on May 4, 2012. Also preceding was her brother John “Sonny” Zoffian, Jr., and sisters Agnes Cavanagh and Marion Karabec. She is survived by her step-son Gordon Smith of Ravenna, step-daughters Gera (Thomas) Kennedy of Mantua and Doreen DeAngelo of Newton Falls. Also surviving are 4 step-grandchildren and their spouses, 7 step-great-grandchildren, 1 niece, 3 nephews, 1 great-niece, a bunch of great-nephews and 1 great-great-nephew. Funeral services will be Saturday January 27, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St.Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255 with Pastor Karen Rawlins officiating. Visitation at the church for friends and family will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time. Final resting place will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville Township, Ohio. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where condolences and memories may be shared at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.