Richard Elwell Smith
1956 - 2020
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Richard Elwell Smith

Spencer - Richard Elwell Smith of Spencer, NY passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 surrounded by his family members. Richard was born in Waverly, NY on March 22, 1956. He is survived by his children, daughter, Sarah Smith Syden and Ben Syden, Albany, NY; son, Joshua Smith and Sarah Smith, Spencer, NY; son, Tanner Smith, Spencer, NY; four grandchildren; brother, Edward & Barb Smith, Himrod, NY; sister, Luann (Smith) Miner, Sayre, PA; brother, Timothy Smith, Macungie, PA; brother, Thomas and Nancy Smith, Delhi, NY; nieces and nephews; his loving partner, Donna Morelli, Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his parents Lloyd & Joyce (Marbaker) Smith and his son Brandon Smith.

Dick was a beloved member of the community, having served as a member of the Spencer Highway Department for over 40 years. He also was a long time volunteer for the Spencer Fire Department. He loved his family, good food, and a fun camping or fishing trip.

The Smith family will receive friends on February 15, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Hollybrook Country Club in Spencer, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Spencer Fire Department.

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Published in Ithaca Journal from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2020.
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February 16, 2020
You were my best friend, we golfed , horseshoes ,went to nascar. It s hard for me to accept . You left to soon! Must be there are roads for you to plow on the other side. RIP
Michael Callahan
February 15, 2020
I miss my uncle so much. When I came home from school I balled my eyes out, rest in peace uncle dick
Bryden miner
February 11, 2020
We had a lot of fun when we were growing up. I'm glad we shared those times. Rest in peace my friend.
David Reasor
February 9, 2020
Tom Nancy and Joelle. So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and Uncle. May he rest in peace.
Margaret Harris
February 6, 2020
RIP Brother. I'll meet up with you on the other side.
Jerry Carr
February 6, 2020
Jerry Carr
February 5, 2020
David Crance
February 5, 2020

You are going to missed. You had a special way if telling a story or a joke that would light up the room. RIP my friend.
George Ramsted
February 5, 2020
So sorry for his loss! Thinking of his family and the community. He will be missed!!
Christine Lester
February 5, 2020
I so enjoyed working with you Dick. Will miss you. Patty Decker
February 5, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Dicks passing.RIP Neighbor.Your with Brandon now.You went through so much these past few Years.May Heaven now shine upon you forever!!!
keith collins
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