Owen Smith Sr.

Owen Smith Sr., age 85, a resident of Francis Street, Gloversville, died on Thursday, August 31, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born October 27, 1931, in St. Johnsville, N.Y., the son of the late Acker and Bertha Smith. Owen attended St. Johnsville schools.

He was employed for 40 years as head of maintenance at the Auriesville Shrine, Fultonville, N.Y.

Owen enjoyed spending his time at the Saratoga Racino and playing in the pitch and dart leagues in Tribes Hill, N.Y.

He is survived by his son, Owen Smith Jr. (Darlene); one brother, Joseph Smith (Shirley) of Pensacola, FL; one granddaughter, Heather Kadle (Tim Page Sr.); one great-grandson, Troy Kadle; several nieces, nephews and cousins; great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Marie Myers Smith. They were married Jan. 6, 1952 and she died Sept. 16, 2003. He was also predeceased by brothers and sisters.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday (Sept. 5) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Josh Wrable officiating.

Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078 or American Heart Association. Please visit the online guestbook at www.finocanfh.com.

By Patricia Older

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