SMITH - Lee J. of Bayville and Saratoga Springs, NY died on August 2, 2013 following an extended illness. Lee fought hard, always with a smile and never complained. He was born on December 2, 1942 in Glen Cove, NY to the late Joseph and Catherine Smith. Lee was a dedicated Glen Cove High School English teacher for over 30 years and a recipient of Teacher of the Year Awards during his career. He was also the proud ownerof Lee J. Smith Associates in Bayville, NY, a business he built from the ground up beginning in 1974. Lee was a founding member of the Bayville-Centre Island Rotary Club. He was a Paul Harris recipient. Lee was an esteemed member and former trustee of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and also a Beaver Dam Winter Sports Club member. Lee enjoyed Saratoga Springs thoroughly, its charm and history and his love of thoroughbred racing, particularly when Funky Munky Mama would win. Lee had a gif of making you feel like you were his best friend and family five minutes after you meeting him. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, son Damon and wife Dana and son Derek and two grandsons, Justin and Kyle and sister Deborah Boyle (Bruce) and many beloved aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and life-long friends. He was preceded in death by his younger brother Gregory and Marbles. Funeral service in honor of Lee will be held at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte. 9), Saratoga Springs, NY on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia officiating. Friends & family may call on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment following the service at St. Peter's Cemetery, 150 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY.
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Published in Newsday on Aug. 4, 2013