MILLERSBURG, OHIO - Gregory Allan Smart, age 68, of Millersburg, Ohio, left us to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 8th, 2015, at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster, Ohio following an extended illness.
He was born September 8th, 1947, in Brunswick, Maine and was the son of Audet Paul and Freda Irene (Bickford) Smart.
Greg's true passion was cooking and was an accomplished chef. Family members will covet the memories of his meals. He started out working at "Hamburger Hill" which was at the time one of the first hamburger places in the country. He worked there along with his mother, Freda Smart. He eventually purchased the restaurant. He then traveled to Florida, serving his culinary apprenticeships in several seafood restaurants. Moving back to Maine he started a popular tourist restaurant in Winter Harbor called "Fisherman's Inn". The restaurant was home of one of several creations that Greg created, Fisherman's Inn Cheese Spread. This spread is still now available all over the country. He also had two other restaurants he purchased and ran for some time. The "Town Square", also in Winter Harbor and "A Touch of Maine" in Ellsworth, Maine. He eventually sold his restaurants. He was especially proud of the dozens of people he was able to employ and donated considerably to the local economies.
Greg relocated to Ohio in 2005 to be with his beloved cousin, Judith (Bickford) Bamford Miller, sharing their lives together until Judy passed away in 2006. He made many friends and attended the Millersburg Baptist Church for several years. He was a collector and dealer of fine antiques and loved traveling and going to antique festivals around the country. He shared many of these trips with friends and loved ones. His genuinely kind heart and giving personality will be missed by us all. He had an unprecedented love for animals and asked that donations be sent to the Holmes County Humane Society in his memory or to Alexander Funeral Home to help defray costs.
Greg is survived by his niece, Georgette Chipman Faulkingham of Winter Harbor, Maine; her children, Angela and Michael Faulkingham, which held a special place in his heart; second cousin, Kevin (Teresa) Bamford of Millersburg, Ohio and their children; Benjamin, Daniel and Kenny Bamford; and special friends who treated him like family, Rob, Sally and Brent Wilson of Millersburg, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eva Smart Chipman; and cousin, Judith (Bickford) Bamford Miller.
There will be no services at the present time. His remains will be taken to Maine in the Spring as requested by Gregory.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.