Kenneth R. “Smitty” Smith (1936-2022)
Geneva – Kenneth R. “Smitty” Smith, 85, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at home at Beatrice Place in Greece, NY.
Ken was born on August 11, 1936 in Fayette, NY, the son of the late Walter C. and Mary (Kelly) Smith. Ken lived the majority of his life on Jefferson Ave in the City of Geneva. A 1954 graduate of DeSales High School, he went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. After returning home to Geneva, Ken began his thirty-one year career with the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a member of American Legion Post #396 and the Knights of Columbus.
Ken enjoyed coaching and umpiring baseball, golfing, bowling, horse racing, and the theater. Known for his sense of humor, Ken was infamous for inventing silly nicknames for friends and family.
He is survived by his beloved wife Brenda, daughters: Tracy Smith (Dan Bell), and Shari Voorhees-Vincent (Donald Vincent), step-children: Stacy O’Brien (Mark), and Scott Firmstone (Ann Marie), and six adored grandchildren: Jackson, Nolan, Emily, Haleigh, Ryan, and Madison.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Oaklawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be directed to Lollypop Farm (give.lollypop.org) 99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450
So sorry to hear of your loss
Dear Trace!! I am so very sorry to hear about this. Your family is going through so much loss and sadness. My heart goes out to you and your family. You certainly are in our hearts at this most difficult time. love you!! Julie Capossere and family
Dear Shari, Tracy and family. I’m so incredibly sorry for the loss of your amazing dad. It was my pleasure to have grown up knowing him as a second father. May your beautiful and fond memories of him replace the incredible grief you now feel. Love you.
To the Ken Smith Family.
So sorry to hear about your loss.
You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Joyce and Bob Smith (Geneva, NY 14456)
You’re in my heart. ❤️-Tammy