Donna L. (Smedick) Vickers

Born: 11/05/1953 Passed:

Our red-haired angel, Donna flew home to be with her Lord on April 6, while surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Middletown, CT and spent most of her childhood in nearby Portland, CT; before moving to Lynn, MA and later Medina, OH. Donna leaves her husband of 43 years, James E. Vickers, her son Robert J. Vickers and two sisters; Ruthann (Smedick) DePrizito, spouse Jim of Palm Bay, FL and Sue Ann (Smedick) Kyer, spouse Rick of Lodi, OH; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her father (Robert E. Smedick) and mother Ruth B. (Douglas) Smedick.

Donna served as dedicated Dental Assistant for over 40 years, including 10 years with the Medina County Health Department. She also was a licensed Notary Public providing those services for many of her friends and neighbors.

Donna also enjoyed reading, crocheting, crafts, holiday baking, and spending time with friends and family.

A Memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Chapel at 2 PM on Sat. May 26th. located at 3939 Granger Road, Medina, OH. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life gathering at Forest Meadows Villas located at 574 Leisure Lane in Medina, OH. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests  that contributions be made to the Lupus Foundation of America,




10 Tributes to Donna L. (Smedick) Vickers

  1. Donna (Redden) Pleasant says:

    I remember her as a friend to my sister Sharon. They both had long beautiful hair. She was always kind and sweet to us kids who were at least 4 years younger, even though we could be pains !

  2. Ruthann Smedick DePrizito says:

    See you in Heaven. Save me a place at the table. Will love you always.
    I Talk to you each day, ok…don’t laugh at me, I know you’re not going to answer me. If you did i’d Be joining you sooner rather than later. Give Poppy a big hug for me and kiss Mom and Dad. I miss them all so much. Love you…thank you for being my sister. God truly blessed me with you and Sue for sisters. Love you and miss you.

  3. Sue Kyer says:

    Donna was my sister, friend, and often, my protector. I was always her little sister and she was always looking out for me. We shared many happy moments together and a few sad moments. One of my most treasured memories will always be when Ruthann came to visit, here in Ohio. We huddled in my basement with Bobby and Alec during a tornado! We shared laughs and knew that it was a Smedick legacy to have something unusual happen when we ‘3’ got together… i will always love you Donna, and I know through Gods wonderful Grace, WE ‘3’ will be together again.

  4. Barbara (Knight) Rushford says:

    I remember going to Mass. to visit you all and you took us to a tower thing. And my most vivid memory was Donna’s Beautiful red hair and her fearlessness!! She went higher than any of us that day. Plus her smile lit up her face like an angel!

  5. shirley junis hart says:

    I remember Donna and her sisters from Lynn Mass.
    We enjoyed some good times together growing up and
    double dating. Bob & I were sad her hear about her passing.
    We will always remember her fondly.

  6. Jim Vickers says:

    A Sonnet for Donna

    I reach for you in the dark. You’re not there.
    I speak your name, but there is no reply.
    What I see, what I hear; I want to share.
    Only, in memory are you near

    So, the memories are left to me now.
    Bittersweet times, joyful smiles, and some tears
    Life lived together, begun with a vow.
    I’ll walk on without you. How many years?

    Blessed as I was, by your love, freely shared
    Held firm in support when I was in need.
    All I desired was to know that you cared
    Stumbling forward. Someday grief will recede.

    For now Angel, my pain will not release
    But yours is ended. Fly away. Peace. Peace.

    Love, Jimmy

  7. Sherry Smedick-Brown says:

    I. Loved you since you were born. I remember all of you coming over to visit us when we lived in Middletown. We would come over to see your Mom & Dad in Portland. Your Mom made the best Gooloush(sp?). Two years you came to Portland to visit. I was visiting my son in Middle Haddam We all went out to supper. It was the best time! All of us cousins laughing. It is how? I will always remember you!! I will love you always. Until we meet again.

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