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Gordon F. Smith

April 8, 1933 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 88)


Gordon F. Smith of Venice, FL and Lewiston, NY, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Gordie was always upbeat, positive and his infectious smile made everyone feel special. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY,  on April 8, 1933, to his late wonderful parents Harold J. and Alice M. [Robinson] Smith.

Gordie graduated from Niagara Falls High School. Gordie served with the US Navy during the Korean War. Gordie attended the University of Buffalo, in engineering. He was a general contractor all of his life beginning with the Harold J. Smith and Sons Construction Company, Smith Brother's Construction Co. and the Gordon F. Smith Construction Co. Gordie was an active member of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club. He was a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder for over 40 years and Cleveland Indians Fan.

Mostly he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother in law, godfather, uncle and friend to all who knew him.

Mr. Smith was the husband of the late Felicia S. [Skiba] Smith, who passed away in October of 2007. He is survived by  three sons Mark G. Smith,  HJ (Mariangela) Smith  and Gary S. Smith, four grandchildren Julia (Greg) Kienitz, Lauren, Chloe and Alexander, a brother Donald H. (late Vera) Smith and a sister Norma (late Albert) Paonessa, also survived by many nieces and nephews, numerous friends throughout Western New York, The Villages and Venice, FL.

Gordon was the son-in-law of the late Steven and Felicia Skiba, brother-in-law of the late Sherry (John) Murphy and Christine (John) Dougherty.

The family would like to express a special thank you to all of the doctors and nurses who helped care for their father during his brief illness.

His family will be present on Wednesday from 3-7 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY.

Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday at 12:00 PM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church,  140  Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.

Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.

To send flowers to Gordon's family, please visit our floral store.


July 7, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
901 Cayuga St
Lewiston, NY 14092-1734

Funeral Service
July 8, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
140 Rainbow Blvd
., Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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