John R. Smith
LeRoy- Mr. John R. Smith, 83, of LeRoy, a retired employee of Rochester Telephone and Batavia Downs died Monday (November 28, 2011)at Highland Health System in Rochester.
Mr. Smith was born August 6, 1928 in Hornell, a son of the late Daniel P. and Mary Jane (Reese) Smith.
He served with the US Army from 1950 to 1952 and belonged to the Botts-Fiorito American Legion Post in LeRoy. He was a member of East Bethany Presbyterian Church and Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Exempts.
Surviving is his wife, Elma L. (Glor) Smith whom he married April 4, 1953; two sons, Jeffrey R. (Theresa) Smith of LeRoy and Gregory Smith of Georgia; two sisters, Diane Wheatley of Batavia and Nancy (Charles) Rieks of Florida and a twin brother, James (Agnes) Smith of East Bethany.
He was the grandfather of Maggie, Allison, Matthew and Ryan Elizabeth Smith. His loving companion pet, “Cool Cat” also predeceased him.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany. Burial with Military Honors will be in East Bethany Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, East Bethany Presbyterian Church or to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.