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June 20, 1931 - September 3, 2018

Funeral Service Date
September 6, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Paul H. Smith returned to his loving Savior’s arms on Monday, September 3, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Napoleon, OH (“The Capital of the World”) on June 20, 1931, he graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne before a long career as a maintenance mechanic, with Zollner Pistons, retiring after 42 years of service. He served our country proudly in the United States Army. A man of great faith, he was a parishioner of Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. As a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, there was nothing more important to Paul than faith and family. He looked forward to Friday evening family clan dinners at Tower Bar and Grille and telling all who would listen his Dad jokes. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol (Belot); children Paul “Butch” (Sheri ), Kathleen (Julie Hollingsworth) and Mark; grandchild Natalie Smith; sisters JoAnn Smith of Fort Wayne and Sandra Brown of Tucson, Arizona; sister’s-in-law Lois Dunn and Yvonne Paliganoff, and many nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul A. and Caroline M. (Behnfeldt) Smith, best friend, Dick Hollingsworth and many loyal family dogs. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne with a Rosary at 7 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Allen County SPCA, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control or H.O.P.E. for Animals would be greatly appreciated. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary 7:00 pm

Visitation Date

September 5, 2018

Visitation Time

05:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary 7:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

Queen of Angels Catholic Church

Phone: 260-482-9411

Address: 1500 W State Blvd Fort Wayne IN, 46808

Service Date: September 5, 2018

Service Time: 5:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

September 6, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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