Lee John Smith
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Poughquaq - Lee John Smith, known as Smitty, of Poughquaq, NY, entered into rest on July 9, 2014 at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 69 years old.
The son of Pearl M. (Johnston) Smith and the late Irving C. Smith, Lee was born on April 23, 1945 in United Hospital in Portchester, NY. Lee proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Lee worked as a small engine mechanic at Claremont Country Club in Oakland, CA until his retirement.
Lee's family is very proud of the fact that as a final act of love, he was able to donate his organs to the National Organ Donor program.
In addition to his loving mother, Lee is survived by his children: April L. Peterson and her husband Brian of PA, Irv C. Smith of CA, Nancy L. Smith of Newburgh, NY, Amanda S. Smith of Newburgh, NY, Arend M. Smith of CA, and Fox M. Smith of CA; his grandchildren: Savannah Smith of GA, Ashley Smith of GA, Brittney M. Peterson of NY, Todd M. Crosgrove of IA, Braden A. Crosgrove (NY), Brian M. Peterson, Jr. of PA, and Alyssa N. Peterson of PA; and his great-grandchildren: Elaine L. Crosgrove of FL and Elijah M. Crosgrove of IA.
In addition to his father, Lee was predeceased by his brother Neal "Skippy" Smith.
Services for Lee will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.
Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc
481 Gidney Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 12, 2014