Smith, Gregory W., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Covenant Medical Center-Harrison. Age 62 years. Greg was born on August 22, 1952, in Saginaw to the late Wayne J. and Frieda M. (Marquardt) Smith. He was married to Barbara A. Rose on September 13, 1986. She survives him. Prior to his retirement in 1998, he was employed at GM Grey Iron for 30 years. Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are seven children and their spouses, Christopher Smith, Sara Welzein, Amie (Dan) Short, Ashley Smith and Becca Sneed, Bretta (Felipe) Lemos, Tina Hosey, Shaun Smith; five grandchildren, Hunter Welzein, Matthew Katen, Jr., Brittany Katen, Kevin Lemos-Moore, Elizabeth Lemos-Moore; one great-granddaughter, CheyAnne Ross; brothers and sisters, Mark Smith, Mary Martin, Gordon Rich and Dennis Rich; many nieces and nephews. Greg was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Rich. The Celebration of Greg’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Those wishing to express their sympathies are asked to consider memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association. Memories and sympathies of Greg may be shared with the family on his memorial website at