CHAUMONT, NY- Eugene Vincent Smith, 77, of Root Road in Chaumont, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the SUNY Upstate Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to North Country Cremation Service, a subsidiary of Cleveland Funeral Home Inc. of Watertown, NY.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Chaumont Presbyterian church followed by a reception.
Eugene was born on January 8, 1940 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Thomas and Alma Smith. He served in the Marines 1957-1959 and the Army 1959-1962. Eugene graduated from JCC in 1968 and from University of Buffalo in 1970.
He married his wife of 56 years, Ethelmarie Lear on November 13, 1960. Eugene worked at Frinks in Clayton, was a substitute teacher at LaFargeville and Lyme Central Schools, and was self-employed with his antique business, Smitty's Antiques from 1972 to present. He was a long time member of the Masonic lodge, Lions Club, and the Chaumont Presbyterian church.
Along with his wife, Eugene is survived by two children; Vincent (Brenda) Smith, California, and Richelle (Jeffrey) David, Chaumont; a brother, Albert Smith, New Jersey; six grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eugene is predeceased by his three brothers; Thomas Smith, Donald Smith, and Vincent Smith.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) 210 Court St, Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made to www.northcountrycremationservice.com.