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Harold E. Smith

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - Mr. Harold E. Smith, 88, of Batavia, died Thursday, (February 3, 2011) at the New York State Veteran's Home.

Mr. Smith was born February 1, 1923 in Williamsville, the son of the late Edward and Anna (Gaser) Smith.

He was formerly employed by GTE Sylvania for 40 years. A veteran, he served during World War II with the United States Navy. Mr. Smith was a member of Resurrection Parish, GTE Retirees Association and a former member of Stafford Country Club. An avid bridge and card player, he was a former resident for many years at Horseshoe Lake and also Little River, South Carolina. 

Survivors include a son, James (Mary) Smith of Batavia; a daughter, Georg Ann (Thomas) Feldman of Little River, South Carolina; seven grandchildren, Jason (Lori) Smith of Batavia, Justin (Elizabeth) Calarco-Smith of Elba, Joshua (Kristin) Smith of Batavia, Jenna (Mark) Alexander of Oakfield, Kristen (Stephen) Cassell of South Carolina, Thomas (Nancy) Feldman of Illinois, James Feldman of South Carolina; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Smith is predeceased by his wife, Marian A. (Hammer) Smith who died in 2004 and his sisters, Vera Walters, Geraldine Beiter and Frances VanderWerf.

Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Homecare & Hospice, 550 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at

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