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Lester (Sonny) G. Smithberger, Jr.

August 17, 1942 August 25, 2002
Lester (Sonny) G. Smithberger, Jr.
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Lester G. (Sonny) Smithberger, Jr., age 60 of Sarahsville (East Union), Ohio died Saturday afternoon (8/24/2002) at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center in Zanesville, Ohio. He was born 8/17/1942 in Caldwell, Ohio a son of the late Lester & Irene Oliver Smithberger. He was a graduate of Summerfield High School; was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Carlisle, Ohio. He retired 3/31/2002 from the Eastern Ohio Research & Development Center at Belle Valley, Ohio where he had worked for 32 years. He was a veteran of the Ohio National Guard. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 2 brothers Roger and Harold Smithberger. Surviving are his wife Karen Clark Smithberger whom he married 9/14/1968; 2 daughters Tamara (Thomas) Miller of East Union, Ohio, Patricia (Paul) Bauerbach of Sharon, Ohio and 1 son Scott Smithberger of the home; 4 grandchildren Matt & Megan Miller of East Union, Ohio and Dalton & Daniel Bauerbach of Sharon, Ohio; 4 sisters Rosa (Larry) Wickham of Sarahsville, Ohio, Diane Spires of Summerfield, Ohio, Joann (Bil) DeLong of Caldwell, Ohio & Mary (Bill) Clark of Sarahsville, Ohio; 2 brothers George (Elaine) Smithberger of Summerfield, Ohio and Bud (Jackie) Smithberger of East Union; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday fom 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724, where Christian Scripture Service will be held at 8:30 PM. Funeral Litugy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church in Carlisle with Fr. Samuel Saprano as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Michael Parish Cemetery.

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