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Leo Dale Smith

1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Leo Dale Smith Obituary
CANASTOTA >> Leo "Dale" Smith, 86, of 7120 Old County Road, Canastota, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Faxton-St. Lukes Health Care in New Hartford.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Grange, Pa., the son of Marion L. and Ida L. Powell Smith.
He attended school in Clockville and Canastota, graduating from Canastota High School in 1944.
Dale was employed at Sullivan's Oneida Motors as a mechanic and, also, owned and operated his own dairy farm (Lados Farms), retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F).
Dale married the love of his life and childhood sweetheart, Alice E. Osborne, on March 5, 1949 in Clockville. The couple enjoyed the companionship of a marriage that spanned over 46 years, filled with love and a true commitment to family and each other. Alice died on April 23, 1995.
Dale lived to ride his motorcycle. Some of his happiest times were riding and traveling with his family. Dale enjoyed Bible studies at the United Methodist Church in Clockville.
A devoted husband and father, Dale leaves three sons, John L. and Pamela R. Smith of Canastota, Karl and Maurita Smith of Ft. Johnson, N.Y., and Ralph Smith of Canastota; one daughter, Diane Doran of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother, Myron "Mike" and Effie Smith of Florida; two sisters, Joan "Jo" Berner of Cobleskill, Dorothy "Dot" and Richard Edson of Maine; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Dale was predeceased by one sister, Betty George.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., Canastota. Ed Link and the Rev. Abigail Browka, of the Clockville United Methodist Church will officiate. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 201 James St., Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to the Clockville United Methodist Church, PO Box 15, Clockville, NY 13403, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Aug. 12, 2014
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