Smith, Mark T. NORTH PORT, Fla. Mark T. Smith, 60, of North Port, Fla., passed away October 14, 2010. He was born August 20, 1950 in Hammond, Ind. and moved to this area ten years ago from Clifton Park, N.Y. He was the owner of MS Rascals Loony Bin in Port Charlotte, Fla.and was formerly with the family owned Smith Pontiac Dealership in Latham, N.Y. Mark was a member of the Elks, Moose Lodge #2121, the Eagles Aerie #3296, and the V.F.W. Post #5690, all in Port Charlotte, Fla. Mark was a very giving and loving person who will be missed by everyone that knew him. Survivors include his wife, Karen; father, William G. Smith of Rotonda West, Fla.; sisters, Shelley (Norbert) Baumgartner of Saginaw, Miss., Letha (Terrence) Walsh of Punta Gorda, Fla.; brothers, William of Aurora, Colo., David of Clifton Park, N.Y; mother-in-law, Lois Nolan of North Port, Fla., formerly of Albany, N.Y; sister-in-laws, Kathy (Bill) Shover of Troy, N.Y.; Lori (Fred) Deichman of Albany, N.Y; Carolyn (Greg) Nolte of Colonie, N.Y; Christine (Ben) Murray of Albany, N.Y; brother-in-laws, Robert (Debbie) Nolan of Amsterdam, N.Y; Keith (Mira) Nolan of Selkirk, N.Y; Christopher (Lisa) Nolan of Albany, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Leo T. Nolan and brother-in-law, Brian Nolan. Celebration of Mark's life will be held Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Kays Ponger Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to U.S. Marine Corp, Toys for Tots, c/o MS Loony Bin, 1182 Tamiami Trial, Unit F, Port Charlotte, FL 33953. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.kays-ponger.com and sign the online guestbook.
Published in Albany Times Union on October 17, 2010