Mr. David Hall Smeltz "Papa Dave," 66, passed away too soon on June 24, 2021 following a long battle from the COVID 19 virus surrounded by family at Select Health Fairhill. Dave was born May 28, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. Dave attended Shaker Heights High School and went on to pursue his first love, reggae music. Dave was a music enthusiast and traveled all over the world with his band ITAL that he was so proud of. After years of shows and singles, Dave attended Cuyahoga County Technical College were he obtained his degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Dave was a proud member of the sober community, and proudly opened Clean House, Inc to assist with recovery in the Cleveland area. Dave celebrated his 20th soberversary April 2021. Following his retirement Dave enjoyed playing music with his dear friends The Smeltztones and traveling to South Carolina to visit his daughters and friends. Dave was a dedicated member of The Cleveland Buddhist Temple and found great solace in the Buddhist community.
Dave is survived by his two daughters, Shelbey Smeltz and partner Andrew Lasseter (Columbia, SC) and Kelsey Belton (Bryan) of Lugoff, SC, Aunt Audrey Hall (Virginia) and cousin Allison Hall (Georgia) and endless amounts of friends that became family over the years. He was preceded in death by Uncle Bill Hall and by his loving mother Inez Hall Smeltz and father Clayton Corbin Smeltz.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of David's friends for their support, The Cleveland Clinic, and Select Health Fairhill for their care, and Brown-Forward Funeral Home for their services. The family would also like to acknowledge the many comforting messages, prayers, and other acts of kindness shown during this time.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Clean House, Inc, 11910 Buckeye Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120 or The Salvation Army, 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland, OH 44119..
A celebration of life will be scheduled in the coming months.