Richie Smith Obituary, Death – Richey Smith, 88, died in Florida on February 1, 2022. Martha Richey and her husband, Thomas William Smith Jr., had one son. Lawrenceville, King, and Hotchkiss. In 1956, he graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. 1956-1960 Navy. Following OCS, he was sent to the USS Salem in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Fun! He provided gifts to La Mere Germaine’s grandchildren. As a Lieutenant, he was the USS Saratoga’s Senior Watch Officer. He was the chairman of the Navy League Council. While on leave from Mayport Naval Station, he met Sandra Roe. Richy created three products. Richey worked for Sun Rubber in Barberton, OH after marrying Sandra in 1961.
Their two-year honeymoon in New York City. They went to Long Island on weekends. Richey and his wife relocated to Akron so that he could become president. Sun-manufactured vehicles and Disney toys. His children appeared in FAO Schwartz’s Fifth Avenue window with Hoppity Hop Mickey and Donald. Who’s on First? Laver is a contestant. After selling his company, Richey worked for A.T. Kearney for ten years. Richey Industries was founded in 1987 in Ohio. SI talked about his Olympic swimming lane design. Richey was passionate about his office, manufacturing, and road enterprises. He assisted with Sandra’s volunteer activities after retirement. Richey formed the Summit County Friends of Metro Parks and the CMA Corporate Council. His foundation board memberships included Planned Parenthood of Akron, Barberton Citizens Hospital, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
He enjoyed being the governor of Hotchkiss. He joined organizations. He’s been in Portage since he was three years old. Richey, 14, won the Club’s first Father-Son tournament. Member of a board or committee. Richey is really busy. He enjoyed gardening, skiing with friends, children, and grandchildren in Colorado, and trout and bone fishing in Mexico. He told jokes and poems at Quebec’s St. Paul Salmon Fishing Club. Antonio assisted him in exercising in his 80s. Richey, Gregarious. He was well-liked. Eyebrows, dimples, a smile, and glitter are all features. His family members are easy prey. Everything was fixed by Richy. On “me and I,” he corrected his children, grandchildren, and wife.
He unlocked doors, and fed and chauffeured Sandra and her pals. Animated. His pink-legged red Alpha Romeo. He enjoyed clothes, alcohol, and dancing. At night, he wore a sport coat, tie, and Cole Porter and George Feyer. Richey was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was enthralled by his grandchildren’s antics. His family, friends, and coworkers will all mourn his passing (Bebe). Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, April 18, 11 a.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron will have a memorial service in June. Donations are accepted by Friends of Metroparks and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Endowment Foundation. The Tribute Wall accepts condolences, candles, and flowers. (Fairlawn)