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“Mr. Smida, Ed, Mike, Mary, and family... I was sorry to discover the passing of your dear mother/wife... more than a year ago now. Mrs. Smida was...Read More »
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“We are saddened by your loss. Alice was a wonderful lady. Our prayers are with you for the days ahead. We will celebrate her life by remembering...Read More »
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“Mary, Lowell, Hilary and Jack: Dede and I are so sorry for your loss. Mary your mom was a beautiful woman and you can see her in you, Hilary,...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Blaine and Dede Wilson - VA

“At this writing, I am in California visiting my daughter. I heard from Judy Michaud about Alice. I will have fond memories of her friendly, welcoming...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kay Brown - Alliance - friend

“To a stand-up family. Mike and Jaime, thank you for your support of us and our kids. We wish we could make this less painful than it is ... and wish...Read More »
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Alice M. Smida, age 78, of Alliance, died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center.
She was born June 29, 1934, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Andrew and Agnes (Barry) Madden.
Alice was a member of the Regina Coeli Catholic Church. She was a 1956 graduate of Kent State University earning a bachelor degree in elementary education, and retired from Alliance School District in 1995 after more than 40 years of teaching 1st grade in five states, while relocating with her husband Ed.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Alice was an avid traveler, visiting all 50 states and several countries abroad.
Survivors include her husband, Edward T. Smida, whom she shared 53 years of marriage; three children, Ed (Hilary) Smida of Denver, Colorado, Mike (Jamie) Smida of Stafford Springs, Connecticut and Mary (Lowell) Tunstall, of South Riding, Virginia; and five grandchildren, Andy, Lindsey, Lauren, Hilary and Jack.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Barry Madden, Andy Madden and Monica Madden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Regina Coeli Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Manning officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Regina Coeli/St. Joseph Catholic School, 663 Fernwood Blvd., Alliance, Ohio 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

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