Richard “Dick” Smith, 80, of Clifton Springs passed away Monday (June 18, 2018) at Rochester General Hospital with his family by his side.
A graveside Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday (June 25) in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lyons, New York with full military honors.
Memorials in his name, may be made in his honor to the Lyons VFW Post 5092, P.O. Box 286, Lyons, NY 14489.
Dick was born August 22, 1937 in Lyons, New York, the son of Frederick John and Helen Lucine Brown Smith. At the age of 16, he enlisted into the Army during the Korean Conflict with the consent of his parents. He was deployed to Germany where he was a truck driver. After his time in the service, he came back to Lyons where he drove truck for the Village of Lyons. He retired from the Burns Company where he had been a supervisor. Dick marched with the Lyons VFW color guard, was a collector of many things including WW II memorabilia. Dick liked to going to flea markets and loved taking his children then his grandchildren to watch trains.
Richard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; sons David A. of Clifton Springs and Dick Jr. (Jill) of Hopewell; daughter, Darci A. of Lyons; brother, Fritz (Linda) of South Dakota; sister, Marion (Skip) Lead of Phelps; six grandchildren Josh, Erica, Zane, Ryne, Ashley and Kaelyn; several nieces and nephews.