Daniel J. "Danny" Smith, 19, of Elyria, died Thursday following a drowning accident in Lake Erie. He was Born January 18, 1988 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. He enjoyed skateboarding, bowling, baseball, bicycling, and tinkering with cars.
Survivors include his mother, Judy (nee: Crowther) Smith of Elyria; father, Tom Smith of Elyria; half-brother, Greg Smith of Elyria; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Crowther of Elyria; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Smith of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, George Crowther; and paternal grandfather, Norman Smith.
Friends may call, Monday (today) 4 to 7 P.M. at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Rd. at State Rt. 57, Elyria. Services will be Tuesday at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Rev. Mr. Patrick Humphrey will officiate. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 East 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106-3988.