The world lost a truly unique soul and bright light on June 1 , 2021 when Gerald William Smith passed away suddenly in Chelsea, Michigan at age 68. Born and raised in Detroit to Shirley (Peters) Smith and Douglas Smith, Gerry there met and wed his true love and partner, Fran (Gomula) Smith. He poured his heart into raising their three girls, Theresa Clark, Rachel Smith, and Brianna Smith, and was an incredibly proud and wonderful father and later, grandfather to Quinn and Rosie. Brother to Christine Kukier, (Donald), Douglas Smith, (Priscilla), Margaret Smith, (Chuck), David Smith, (Beth), Thomas Smith, Steve Smith, (Mary), Larry Smith, (Tina), Elizabeth Smith, and Marilyn Smith. Brother-in- law to Mary, Michael, Louise, and Ed; father-in-law to Zachariah Clark, uncle and friend to many more.

Gerry, as a deep-thinker, lover of physics and nature, chose his words thoughtfully and could always leave you with a smile and a different perspective in which to examine life’s many wonders. His family requests that his warm spirit be remembered by random acts of kindness. If you would like, donations can be made to The Nature Conservancy at in his name. There will be a celebration of his life on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 pm at Robin Hills Farm in Chelsea.

This one's for you, Ger.


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