Vincent A. Smith, Sr.
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WARWICK, N.Y. - Vincent A. Smith, Sr., 76, of Warwick, N.Y., formerly of Vernon, passed away on July 21, 2013, at St. Anthony's Community Hospital, Warwick, N.Y.
Born on February 22, 1937 in Paterson, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Lewesley) Smith.
Vincent was a chemical engineer with Ames Rubber Corporation, Hamburg. He was formerly a housekeeping manager with the Playboy Club in McAfee, and the Robert Treat Hotel, Newark. He was an avid Mets and Giants fan, loved politics and history, had enormous strength and courage and had the best sense of humor which he generously passed down to his six children.
He is survived by his former wife, Mary Ann (Foy) Smith, of Warwick, N.Y.; his children Diane Kennedy-Jayne and her husband Greg Jayne, of Warwick, N.Y., Vincent A. Smith, Jr., of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Maryann Collins and her fiancé Richard Cosh, of Vernon, Ruthann Luzzi and her husband Fran, of Sparrow Bush, N.Y., Lori McDonald and her companion Paul Betz, of Harriman, N.Y., and Patricia Smith, of Sparrowbush, N.Y. Vincent is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, and a brother, James Smith. He was predeceased by his younger brother Joseph. He will also be missed by his special friend, Jane Anderson, and her daughter Shannon, as well as his friends at Liberty Green who became like family.
Visitation will be on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, N.Y. A Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Warwick Valley Humane Society, PO Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.
For further information, directions, or to send an online condolence, see www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.
Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home
17 Oakland Avenue Warwick, NY 10990
Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 23, 2013