Francis A. Smith 1935-2014

GIRARD – Francis A. “Frank” Smith, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Beeghley Oaks in Boardman.

Frank was born Dec. 12, 1935, in Youngstown, the son of Arthur and Edith Holt Smith.

Frank retired from Aeroquip (Republic Rubber Co.) in Youngstown. He was a member of St. Rose Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Virginia “Ginger” Rice; three children, Kim Kossick of Cortland, Mark of Felixstowe, England, and Scott of Sewickley, Pa.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Williams of Albuquerque, N.M., and Helen Baucher of Lancaster; and a brother, Earl Smith of Austintown.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose Church.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blackstone Funeral Home.