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Dennis Smith

January 17, 1954 – march 18, 2024

Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith, a dedicated systems analyst first at Central Trust Banking Company, and then Electronic Data Systems and Union Central Life Insurance, and later at Argosy Casino in Lawrenceburg, passed away on March 18, 2024, at the age of 70, in Cincinnati, OH. Born in Zanesville, OH, on January 17, 1954, Dennis spent his life enriching the lives of those around him with his love for sports, photography, collections, and cherished family moments.

When Dennis was younger, he played little league baseball and was a Boy Scout. He also played trombone in the band during his time at Philo High School and went to band camp and church camp in the summers.

Dennis’s life was marked by a love for golfing- he was a professional Putt Putt golfer- and bowling. He was a devoted Cincinnati Reds fan, and an amateur photographer capturing life’s timeless moments. His eclectic interests in collecting baseball cards, stamps, coins, and matchbooks reflected his passion for preserving memories. One year he rode his bike 100 miles from Columbus to Portsmouth. Engaging in fantasy football and baseball, reveling in model trains, and the thrill of playing pinball, Dennis’s enthusiasm for life was infectious.

In his leisure moments, you could find him watching sports and meticulously keeping records of statistics, a true testament to his analytical mind. However, Dennis always found joy in sharing his hobbies, making model cars and trains, building legos with his children and grandchildren, and reveling in the world of mystery novels.

Dennis’s commitment to the community and family was evident in his role as the treasurer for the golf and bowling leagues and the boy scouts. Married to his beloved wife Jeanine for 42 years, they began their journey at Bowling Green State University where they first met. Together, they shared countless memories, embraced new adventures, and nurtured a beautiful family with sons Andrew and Timothy, and cherished grandchildren Alex and Ellie.

A member of the Mt. Healthy United Methodist Church, Dennis found solace and community in his faith. His dedication to service extended beyond his workplace as he supported various community activities and events.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Jeanine Smith; sons, Timothy Smith and Andrew (Amelia) Smith; grandchildren, Alex Smith and Ellie Smith; nephew Dustin Dailey; niece, Katrina (Kyle) Tabor; and great nieces, Addison Tabor and Olivia Tabor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary (Williams) Smith, and sister, Cindy Dailey.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 (FOLLOW THE BLUE LINE). A funeral service will follow visitation at 1:30pm at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at 2:30pm at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Memorial contributions in honor of Dennis can be made to the Mt. Healthy United Methodist Church.

Services

Visitation

Monday, March 25, 2024 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

Service

Monday, March 25, 2024 at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

eNTOMBMENT

Monday, March 25, 2024 at 2:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum

Guest Book

“Dear Jeanine, Andy, Tim and Family, We are sorry for your loss! Dennis was a wonderful person in many ways. He was smart, multi-talented, and friendly with a great sense of humor. He served the Lord by helping with the church newsletter. He drove to the church, picked up the newsletters when it was time and took them down downtown to the bulk mail center. His willingness to spread the good news of Jesus Christ was most appreciated. He was putting his treasure where his heart was, and that was in Heaven. He knew what was most important in life – family, friends and his Higher Power. Today, in our mind’s eye, we picture him in his heavenly home, enjoying his reward. With Sympathy and Prayers, Greg and Bridget”


“I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.”


“We are so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs are sent your way.”


“We are so very sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers, love and hugs are sent your way.”


“I was stunned when the news of Dennis’s passing came – prayers for comfort surround you as you bask in the memories of his life, well-lived and well-loved.”


“May you find peace and strength in your faith and family.”


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“Dear Jeanine & Family, Sincere Condolences on your loss of Dennis, Husband, Father & Grandfather. May you all receive Peace in the days, months & years ahead. Sorry I can’t make the services but out of Ohio until June. Hope to see you all at the 100th Wyatt-Marett reunion last Sunday in June! Love Lynn Godfray-Penman”


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