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Leo J. Smelko, 84, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. He was born November 6, 1933 in Neffs, Ohio.

Mr. Smelko worked as the Director of MIS at Medusa Cement Company in Cleveland Heights. His hobbies were gardening, reading and watching sports. He enjoyed playing golf and woodworking.

Survivors are his wife, Peggy Smelko; children, Rick Smelko, and Terri (Thomas) O'Reilly; grandchildren, Artie (Britt) Petro, Kate (Barry) Garrett, and Sarah and Jeff Petro; great grandchildren, Matilda, Wyatt and Leo; and his sister, Dorothy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leopold and Mary Smelko; sister, Julia; and brother, Paul.

The family will receive friends to celebrate Leo's life from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. A memorial service to conclude the celebration will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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