Mark Alan Smith, Sr., born Dec. 27th 1925, passed away comfortably and surrounded by family on Sunday, February 19th. Mark was born in Cleveland and graduated from University School in 1943. His college years were interrupted by World War II, in which he served as in the 100th infantry division in France and Germany and was awarded the Bronze Star. He completed college at Yale after the war, graduating in 1949. Mark trained in law at Cleveland Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University, specialized in estate and probate law, and practiced until 1993. In his retirement, he volunteered for Meals On Wheels and Cleveland Court Community Service, and remained an avid swimmer. Mark is survived by his wife of 34 years, Margot Sankey Smith; sons Arch Smith of Minneapolis, MN, and Christopher Sankey of Guilford, CT; step-son Chip Bartlett of Cleveland Hts., OH; grandchildren Mac Smith, Molly Hulling, Sam Smith, and Mason Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Court Community Service, 614 West Superior Ave., Suite 900, Cleveland, OH 44113.

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