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Sunday August 11th, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Leon A. Smith

Leon A. Smith of Accord, NY died Thursday, August 8, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old. Leon was born on March 6, 1942 in Jefferson, OH, the son of the late Arthur and Aileen (Labar) Smith.

For many years Leon worked for V.A.W. of America. He retired in 1993 as Vice President of Operations. Leon was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending the winters in North Myrtle Beach, SC with his wife Beth. Leon was deeply involved in his community and was a former board member of the Ellenville Community Hospital, a Town of Rochester Councilman; he was on the Board of Directors for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency and was a member of the Ellenville Elks Lodge 1971 in Napanoch for over 40 years. For the last 32 years Leon and Beth took pleasure in owning horses and enjoyed following their trotters around the state.

In addition to his loving wife, Beth, of 39 years, Leon is survived by his children; Debra Smith (Mark) of Napanoch, Diane Steers (Paul) of Stone Ridge, Kelly Der Cola (David) of Hurley, Mark Smith (Yonnie) of Stone Ridge, David Smith (Lauri) of Accord and Marcia Hodes (David) of Stone Ridge. His grandchildren; Sara Gross, Nicole Steers, Daniel Steers, Lauren Steers, Brett Steers, Mackenzie Der Cola, Maggie Der Cola, Taevin Smith, Kendall Smith, Jessica Miller and John Hodes, and his great granddaughter Josephine Belle Keech.

Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, August 11th from 1-4pm at HB Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. A service of celebration will begin that afternoon at 3:30pm.

Contributions may be made in Leon’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Please accept our deepest sympathy. Dick worked for Leon for quite a few years. He thought very highly of him.

Nancy and Dick Krom

Dick Krom Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Beth and family. Many great remembrances from working with Leon during his time as Town Councilman. May he rest in peace.

Bob and Carol Baker Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leon Smith

Gene & MaryEllen Cannizzaro Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to you all.

Nancy Brooks Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

To Dr. Der Cola and family,

We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. This is a very sad time for all of you. I lost my dad at about the same age, and I know what a tragedy it is. Peace to all of you!

Our sincerest condolences.

Sonja Jensen, Edith Anderson and Families Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Todd & Dianne McArdell on August 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

We are thinking of you, Beth, and all the kids; we are so very sorry. We both loved Leon and will miss him. Our love to you all.

Cousins Nancy and Syd Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family at this time.

Ella Rock Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.

Crystal Gazlay Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

Beth I am so sorry for Leon's passing. He was a great man and will be remembered by a lot of people.

George A.Belcher Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

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