Steve Smalley

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He is survived by his children Jay (Wendy) Smalley of Washington CH and Brandon and Craig Smalley from Carey; grandchildren Eva, Tommy, Caleb Carter and Brittany Hellenthal as well as Debra Kizer from Tiffin who was his sister and who loved serving their community so well as Mayor.

Early Life and Education

Smalley was born at an oil field camp near Ringling, Oklahoma and later raised on a ranch with his three older sisters. As an active child he excelled at football, basketball and singing with an all-female quartet as well as hunting and fishing.

He attended Massachusetts College of Art and State College at Boston before receiving a master’s degree in art from Pennsylvania State University. Later, he taught at various colleges before eventually joining Bridgewater State University’s faculty as professor.

He was one of the founding members of the Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer, serving on its original board from 1984-1990. An enthusiastic supporter of nanotechnology, he played an essential part in creating the National Nanotechnology Initiative in 2000.

Professional Career

Stephen Smalley is a partner at Fazzari + Partners LLP and Co-Chair of its Quality Control Initiative. His areas of expertise include assurance, audit, Notice to Reader engagements, tax advisory services, SR&ED consulting and successional planning. Furthermore, Stephen has extensive experience with corporate reorganizations/restructuring as well as regularly hosting seminars for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Outside his professional work, he enjoys watching sports and cheers for Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, and TFC. Golf is another passion of his and spending time with family is equally enjoyable.

He is a member of both the American Association of Certified Public Accountants and Ontario Society of Certified Public Accountants, serving on their boards respectively, while also actively supporting youth athletics.

Achievement and Honors

Steve Smalley will always be remembered with fondness for his kind smile and gentle demeanor, as well as for his commitment to family, the great outdoors, his Catholic faith, and supporting all the endeavors of his children.

He was a former MLB shortstop who competed with Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. In 2014 he received the William A. Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate Award.

As well as his career, he was also an artist who displayed work at the Anderson Gallery at Bridgewater State University. His paintings often combined aspects of popular culture with British stateliness; his most recent exhibition at this gallery featured Hans Holbein’s portrait of Henry VIII.

Personal Life

Steve Smalley leaves behind his wife Karen Warner Smalley; sons Jay and Brandon Smalley of Washington CH; daughters Brittany Hellenthal, Laurel Smalley and Carol Smalley; grandchildren Eva, Tommy, Caleb Carter (with another on the way); sister Rachel Obodzinsky; brother Michael Smalley; sister-in-law Shelley Smalley as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Outside the office, Steve is an avid sports fan who takes great pleasure in watching his beloved Toronto Blue Jays and TFC teams play golf and watching them in action. Additionally, he serves on his church’s men’s bible study group and advocates for melanoma awareness. With an excellent work ethic and consistent improvements made on his craft, he prides himself in working alongside clients to help them realize their goals – an asset to Fazzari + Partners LLP as a valuable partner.

Net Worth

He is one of the wealthiest chemists in the world and has received multiple awards. He is best known for inventing the laser supersonic cluster beam apparatus and discovering Buckminsterfullerene or “buckyballs”, an allotropic form of carbon (graphite and diamond being others), which opened up a whole new field of study: fullerene chemistry.

He is estimated to be worth an estimated net worth of $2 Million and remains active in research, both teaching at Rice University and leading the Smalley-Curl Institute.

He plays on the PGA Tour as well, and credits caddy Donatello with helping him at TPC Sawgrass in 2021. Donatello advised Smalley to feign throwing out his ball into the water after making an ace, something which Smalley promptly did after scoring one.

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