Mark B. Smith, 45, died June 25, 2010, surrounded by his loving family and friends after a courageously fought battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 18, 1964, in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest son of David L. Smith and Patricia (Doran) Smith.

Mark was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and a baby brother to four brothers with whom he shared many memories and interests. They enjoyed camping, hiking, playing horseshoes and shared a strong passion for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mark was a friend to whoever got to know him, although a select few were not just friends but extended family. He loved camping at Baxter, spending time with family and friends, kayaking with his son and best friend, Randy. He loved watching his kids’ sporting events and never missed a single game. He left family and friends with many memories to cherish the rest of their lives. He will be missed terribly.

Mark is survived by his devoted wife, Christie Smith, and a son, Mark A. Smith, both of Bucksport; a daughter, Brittany Shute, her husband, Josh Shute, their beautiful baby girl, Alivia Shute (“Papa’s Angel”); and Josh’s daughter, Kaitlyn Shute, of Orland; four brothers, David P. Smith, Peter A. Smith and his children, Garrett, Anthony and Haley of Searsport, Patrick L. Smith of Franklin and Michael J. Smith and his wife, Cindy Smith, and their two children, Autumn and Andrea of Jackson.

Mark was predeceased by his mother, Patricia A. Smith, and his father, David L. Smith.

The family would like to express a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of Waldo County General Hospital, every department from the lab to radiology to the operating room and ambulatory care areas, the emergency room, the second floor nurses, the hospice staff and the oncology department. All of you are angels who were always kind, gentle, caring and extremely supportive of Mark throughout his battle. The same goes for all of his friends and family who supported him throughout this difficult time. We feel overwhelmingly blessed by the outpouring of support given to us and can’t say thank you enough.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3-4 p.m. with funeral directly following at Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport on Monday June 28. A reception following the funeral will be held at the Searsport Lions Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waldo County General Hospital, Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, 181 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915, and/or Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.