Scott Smith

Scott Ryan Smith Jan. 20, 1965 - June. 24, 2013 Resident of Walnut Creek Scott Ryan Smith peacefully passed away this past Monday at his family home in Lake Tahoe, California, after a long and tragic illness. Scott was a wonderful, loving and compassionate person who lived his life to the fullest. He was a kind and caring soul who was a tireless worker and advocate for the homeless and less fortunate in his community. Scott was born in Oakland, CA. Grew up in Orinda, graduated from Miramonte High School in Orinda and earned an Associates Arts degree from Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA. Scott's professional career was centered around the Telecommun-ications industry, where Scott spent many years working for and with some of the largest companies in the industry. Scott had many passions, among them were his Church, Hillside Covenant, where Scott was an active member. Music was also a big part of Scott's life. He was an avid concert goer and had formed many friendships over the years with some of the biggest bands and entertainers in rock music, one of his closest friends was the Grammy award winning singer, Eddie Money. Scott was a huge football fan. his devotion to the Denver Broncos and their Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway, was demonstrated with a tattoo that Scott had gotten after the teams first Superbowl victory. Scott also enjoyed fishing, riding bikes and attending the youth athletic games of his nieces and nephew. Scott is survived by his loving mother, Barbara Corneille of Alamo, sister Jami Kane (Jason) of Alamo, brothers Kent Smith ( Lenore) of Texas, Todd Smith ( Cindy) of Colorado, nieces, Jacqueline and Syndey Kane of Alamo and nephew Nicholas Kane of Alamo. Dog, Petee of Walnut Creek. Scotts laughter, generosity and devotion will be missed by all his many friends and family. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Scott's life on Thursday July 11th, 2013 at 2:30pm at Hillside Covenant Church, 2060 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek, Calif. (925) 934-1110. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to any of the following organizations: Hillside Covenant Church Homeless Project (925)934-1110 www.hillsidecovenant.org Hospice of the East Bay (925)887-5678 www. hospiceeastbay.org or Tahoe Forest Hospice (530) 582-3534 tfhd.com/ os-hospiceservices.asp

Published in Contra Costa Times on June 30, 2013