William R. Smith

Smith, William R. GUILDERLAND William R. Smith, 77, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 27, 2013 with his family by his side. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Donald and Dorothy Smith and nephew of the late Myra Fontaine. Bill lived in Guilderland for most of his life. He retired from Armory Garage in Albany after 46 years of service. Bill was a member of the Guilderland Elks Lodge 2480. He wintered in Florida with his wife RoseMary for 12 years. Bill was also an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed golfing. He is the beloved husband of 56 years to RoseMary C. Smith. Bill is the devoted father of William (Patricia) Smith Jr., David Smith and Jeanne (Stephen) Orenstein. He is the cherished grandfather of Rachel and Jordan Orenstein and Christopher Smith. He is the loving brother of Suzanne Sinkevich, Cholly Smith and the late Donald, Raymond, and Robert Smith, Marcia Vanderbilt, Judy Blum and Cheryl Hood. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Route 155, south of Central Avenue). Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Turnpike Rescue Squad, 200 Centre Lane, Albany, NY 12203 or the , 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of William R. Smith. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.

Funeral Home

New Comer Funerals and Cremations
343 New Karner Rd Colonie, NY 12205
(518) 456-4442

Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2013