William A. Smith

Smith, William A. BRUNSWICK William A. Smith, 89, of Langmore Lane, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Troy, he was son of the late William P. Smith and Katherine Schmidt Smith and husband for 43 years of Angela M. O'Connor Smith. He was raised in Troy, resided in Hoosick Falls for 15 years and the past 30 years in Brunswick and was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School. He attended the American Institute of Banking. Mr. Smith was retired in 1985 as an assistant cashier for Fleet Bank after 43 years of banking, beginning in National City Bank. He was active in Cub Scouting and Lansingburgh and Brunswick Little Leagues, Rotary Club of Troy, the charter president of the Kiwanis Club of Cohoes, a 60-year member of Phoenix Masonic Lodge F+AM, Brunswick Historical Society, Society of the Friends of St. Patrick and the Troy Chamber of Commerce. He was active in his churches, including Memorial United Methodist, North Hoosick Methodist Church as a lay leader, chairman of the administrative board and a trustee and most recently at Hope United Methodist Church as an usher and chairman of the administrative council. He was the former treasurer for the Troy Methodist Conference. An avid reader, Bill enjoyed woodworking, gardening, cooking and baking for his family and friends. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, David A. Smith and William A. (Malia) McDonough of California; two grandchildren, Joshua A. (Mandi) McDonough of Georgia, and Carissa M. McDonough of California; and a sister, Eleanor R. Smith of Brunswick Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 566 Brunswick Road, Eagle Mills, with the Rev. David Martin, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of William A. Smith to the Hope United Methodist Church, 566 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com.

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Bryce Funeral Home
276 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-7281

Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 28 to Apr. 30, 2013