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Ronald R. Smith

By T.J. Woodward

Ronald R. Smith, 71, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023. He was born October 11, 1952 in Erie, PA, to the late Raymond and Maxine (Gardner) Smith. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Vincent and Raymond Smith, a brother-in-law Joe Honan.  

Ronald was a proud United States Army Veteran. He retired from Genesee Valley BOCES in Batavia, as a Teacher’s Assistant in Culinary Arts and was known for teaching his students about music as they listened during class. Ron had a strong love for his family and will be missed dearly. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Karen R. (Kluczynski) Smith of Batavia, son, Matthew R. Smith of Batavia, daughter, Beth Ann (Allen) Peters of Churchville, brother, Edward (Lynn) Granke of PA, sisters, Elaine Honan of Williamsville, Suzy (Robert) Weimer and Joyce (Fred) Taylor both of Florida, grandson Tyler M. and granddaughter Madelyn R., along with many nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, To leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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