Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Elizabeth “Liz” Mary Smail, 96, of Wooster died on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the home of her son.

She was born July 15, 1926 in Wooster to Dominic Sr. and Elvira Iannarelli Tomassetti.  On November 5, 1949 she married Chester “Chet” Smail.  He preceded her in death in 2018.

Liz retired after 40+ years working at Rubbermaid, first on the factory floor then as a secretary.  She was a member of Saint. Mary’s Church.  Liz and Chet enjoyed traveling in their travel trailer going to Myrtle Beach, visiting 48 states and visiting her ancestral home in Italy.  She enjoyed making pizzelles, luncheons with the retirees of Rubbermaid, working on crossword puzzles, watching the Lifetime and Hallmark channels.  Most of all, Liz loved to take care of people.  Whether it was watching her grandkids or helping with rides to appointments.

She is survived by her son Robert (Denise) Smail of North Canton; grandchildren Christine, Matthew, Kevin and Brian Smail; great grandchildren Harrison and Holly Snodgrass; brother Richard (Fran) Tomassetti of IN and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son Ronald Smail and siblings John, Roger, Steven, Robert, Raymond, Dominic Jr., Catherine and E. Mary Tomassetti and Rosemary DiGiacomo.  Liz was also preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Sharp who was killed in action on June 6, 1944.  She remained close with the Sharp family and attended the 50th anniversary of D-Day in the American Cemetery in Normandy, France.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.

Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the church.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 2316 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr Ste E, Uniontown, OH 44685 or to Saint Mary’s Church, P. O. Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Rest in peace sis, I love you!

  2. Knew the family well lived next to them on rebecca street liz was always so kind. She lived a long life. They also lived next to my parents on Oak hill. They lived a few blocks away.i visit liz there.


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