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Jack SmallwoodJack Smallwood, age 93, passed away on January 5, 2021 at Hospice of Cincinnati, OH. He was born September 15, 1927 in Detroit, MI to Charles and Georgia (Howell) Smallwood. Jack was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and worked most of his adult life at Sherwin Williams and retired as Director of Purchasing, Chemical Division in Cleveland in 1982. He was well-liked and had so many life-long friends and made new friends everywhere he went. He never hesitated to say hello and smile or to do a kind favor for someone. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Dorothy Wahl, sister Frances Davis, half-brother James and half-sisters Joanne Bartley, Sue Avalos, and Betty June Frazier. He is survived by his half-sister Shirley Carter, his 2nd wife, Sheila Marcus; his 6 children, Larry (Meerah) Smallwood, Barbara Stevens, Linda Bridges, Diana Brown, Pamela (Tom) Sayer and Brenda Klion; his 9 grandchildren, Rachel Levi, Melanie Cusack, Alexis Smallwood, Stephanie Foley, Robert (Norma) Brown, Melissa (Seth) Borin, Jennifer Smallwood, David Foley, Jr. and Christle (Joe) Higgins; by his 16 great-grandchildren, Anthony Robinson, Alexander Robinson, Markel Cox, Mia Van Bever, Logan Smallwood, Danielle Levi, Kylee Brown, Francois Vesperini, Elyssa Paulk, Justine Vesperini, Evangeline Brown, Elijah Paulk, Makaia Higgins, Bradley Smallwood, Ethan Borin and Archer Nolen Foley and too many nieces and nephews to list. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, OH for the special care they gave him while a resident there and to Hospice of Cincinnati. Due to the current pandemic, a Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of memorial contributions, the family asks that you consider making a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.
Some of the best times of my life I had were with Jack, he was the love of my life. His kindness to my mother, my friends, and so many others meant so much to me and always will. His conscientiousness toward his work was a prime example of his dedication to whatever his endeavor was at the time. I'll always remember his sweet smile and his love of music and all his equipment for music. Sheila Marcus (To be shared with family only)
Sheila Marcus Feb 5 2021 3:07 PM