Eugene D. ‘Gene’ Smith, 57, vet, scuba diver, owned Perfect Dream Sleep Shop, iDeal Furniture

By on March 21, 2018

Eugene D. “Gene” Smith, 57, of Stevens, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was born in New Brunswick, N.J. to the late Joseph Phillip and Marie Daisy (Disbrow) Smith, and was the husband of Sally (Hart) Smith, with whom he just celebrated 33 years of marriage on March 9.

Gene loved scuba diving and traveled all over the world doing so. He enjoyed spending time at the beach, kicking back in the hot tub with a beverage in his hand, and spending time with his family and friends. Gene will be remembered for his caring nature and his fun loving personality.

Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He and his wife owned Perfect Dreamer Sleep Shop and iDeal Furniture in Akron.

In addition to his wife, Eugene is survived by a daughter: Ashley, wife of Tyler Griffith of Reinholds; three siblings: Joseph Smith of Ephrata; Daniel Smith of Ephrata; and Viola, wife of Tom Zborowski of Long Valley. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Rose, wife of Ron Bakitas of Reinholds.

Services were held March 19 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Vince Verdegum officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, Sally and Ashley would love a card with your favorite memory of Gene.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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