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Obituary for Thomas A Smith Jr

Date of Birth: 6/2/1918

Date of Death: 1/5/2008

Age: 89

New Hartford NY

"Thomas A. Smith, Jr. Thomas A. Smith, Jr. New Hartford - Utica Mr. Thomas A. Smith, Jr., 89 a resident of the Presbyterian Home for CNY, formerly of Sunnyside Dr., Utica, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2008, at the nursing home. Thomas was born in Utica on June 2, 1918, the son of Thomas A. and Sophie E. (Dux) Smith, Sr. He was raised and educated locally and earned his bachelor's degree from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He honorably served in the Army Air Corps during WW II. On August 15, 1942, Thomas married Priscilla Grant, a blessed union of 60 years until Priscilla s death in 2002. For many years, he was self-employed as a general contractor with Bradford Hills Development Corporation in New Hartford. He was a member of American Legion Utica Post 229, N. Utica, and a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Suzanne S. Bowley, Utica; son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Deborah Smith, Manlius, NY; two grandchildren and their spouses, Robert C. and Atsuko Bowley and Amy B. and Michael Scanlon; and four great-grandchildren, Grant, Grace and Christina Bowley and Parker Scanlon. He was predeceased by a sister, Marguerite Hill. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Smith s Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in New Hartford. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Please omit floral offerings and consider a donation to a charity of your choice in Thomas memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., Utica"