John H. Smith

September 19, 1930 ~ November 19, 2018 (age 88)

John Hough Smith died on November 19, 2018 at the age of 88.  The son of Edwin Merle and Ivaleen Hough Smith, he was born and raised in Grand Rapids.  He attended Central High School, Grand Rapids Junior College, the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Medical School.  He completed a Master of Science in radiology at the University of Minnesota and took his radiology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He served as a Medical Officer and Captain in the US Army.  In 1952 he married Barbara DeYoung, and they raised three daughters.  John practiced radiology at Blodgett Hospital until 1981.   After John’s and Barbara’s marriage ended, he moved to Coral Springs, Florida, where he resided until his death.  John is survived by his children: Susette (Mark Driscoll) Smith of Boston, Laurel (James) Harris of Bloomfield Hills, and Mary (Nelson) Wilner of Grand Rapids, his grandchildren: Jim Harris, Julie Harris, Benjamin Wilner, and Anna Wilner, and his siblings: Edwin Smith of Ann Arbor and Frances (George) Smolak of Strongsville OH, and numerous nieces and nephews.  John will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Dean’s Scholarship Fund at the University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  You may also visit the website to make your gift.

Donations may be made to:

University of Michigan Medical School Dean's Scholarship Fund
Ann Arbor MI 48109

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