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Irene Balogh Smart

March 24, 1921 ~ May 3, 2017 (age 96)

Judge Irene Balogh Smart (March 24, 1921-May 3, 2017)

Judge Irene Balogh Smart died peacefully, surrounded by her family on
May 3, 2017. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 24, 1921, the
daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Szesak) Balogh. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband,
Charles E. Smart and a daughter, Mary Smart. She is survived by her son,
Dr. Charles E. Smart, Jr., a daughter, Judge Jennifer Smart Sargus
(Edmund) and three grandsons, David E. Radebaugh, Edmund C. Sargus and
Christopher A. Sargus.
    Judge Smart was a graduate of Wittenberg University. She also received
a degree in physical therapy from Harvard University and a law degree from
the William McKinley School of Law.   Judge Smart had a long and
illustrious career in law and government. She was first elected to the
Canton, Ohio City Council in 1959, where she served for thirteen years. In
1972, she was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and served until
elected to the Canton Municipal Court in 1977, where she served for seven
years. In 1984, she was elected to the Stark County Court of Common Pleas
and served until she was elected to the Ohio Court of Appeals in 1988. She
retired from the bench in 1994.
     Judge Smart was a wonderful mother and grandmother, a talented
violinist and a skilled artist. She was a member of the Christ Presbyterian
Church, in Canton, Ohio.  The family has arranged for a private service.  Condolences may be sent to:

Gordon (330) 456-4766


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