Monday, September 10, 2012

Smith, Howard W. 1880-1954 Unadilla Obituary

Smith, Howard W. 1880-1954 Unadilla Obituary

Howard W. Smith Passed Away Friday

Howard W. Smith, 73, a well known resident of this community for many years and Unadilla Postmaster for 17 years previous to his retirement four years ago, passed away at his home on Main street at 3 a. m. last Friday. He had been in poor health for the past four years.
Mr. Smith was born November 9, 1880 in Sidney Center, the son of the late Ira and Amelia (Peet) Smith. He married Miss Anna Boice of Trout Creek, in Sidney in 1903. He operated a meat market in Sidney Center for several years, before moving to Unadilla 42 years ago, where he engaged in the lumber business for about 21 years before becoming postmaster. He was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal church of Unadilla, the BPO Elks Lodge of Oneonta, Freedom Lodge 324, F. & A. M. , and a charter member of the Unadilla Rotary Club.
Possessing a genial disposition and a kind and generous heart, Mr. Smith was held in high esteem by his many friends throughout a wide area. He was always interested and active in community affairs and a keen supporter of public enterprise.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna (Boice) Smith, of Unadilla; two sisters, Mrs. George Fowlston of Oneonta, and Mrs. Nelson Wilcox of Rochester; a brother, Rupert Smith, of Maryland, N. Y.; two grandchildren, Mrs. James Kauzlarich, of Schenectady, and Phillip Smith, with the U. S. Air Force, stationed at Andrew's Air Force Base, Washinton, D. C.; a great granddaughter, Anna Louise Kauzlarich, of Schenectady.
A Masonic service was held at the home at 7:30 p. m. Sunday by members of Freedom Lodge No. 324, F. & A. M.
Funeral services were held in St. Matthew's Episcopal church Monday at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. Alonzo L. Wood, rector, officiating. The bearers were Robert Kinch, Floyd Doolittle, Wayne Tyson, Lee Murphy, Arthur Westcott and Robert D'Imperio. Honorary bearers were Joseph Leary, Clifford Isbell, Earl Frost, Lee Starr, Edwin Weldman and Jay Bedell. Interment was made in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends from many sections of the state, some coming long distances to pay their respects to their highly esteemed friend.

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