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Kieth E. Smith, 80, of Elm Street, Malone, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at UVM Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.
Born on Oct. 16, 1936, in Burke, N.Y., he was the son of Earl and Esther (Moore) Smith. They predeceased him.
He was married to Phyllis Ashlaw on June 13, 1987.
Kieth graduated from Chateaugay Central School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 19, 1958. He served in communication and intelligent during his time in the military. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 19, 1962. He owned and operated Kieth Smith Construction in Malone for over 45 years where he built many houses, garages and barns. He was an avid reader and loved to hunt, fish and attend his grandchildren's athletic events. Kieth was a warm, kind, and loving man, a true family man.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years; seven children and their spouses, Vicki Smith of Malone, Kerry and Kathy Smith of Malone, Nadine and Brian Leary of Chateaugay, Jeff and Michele Smith of Ithaca, Pam and Dave Bilow of Malone, Mark Prairie of Malone, Keith and Andrea Prairie of Mechanicville; 11 grandchildren, Emily Smith, Cameron and Grace Smith, Keegan, Riley and Ian Leary, Cory and Luke Prairie, Sarah and Glenn Prairie, Alexis Manor, one great-granddaughter, Hailey Prairie; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Norma Smith of Utica, Neil and Virginia Smith of Burke and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Brian Smith.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at St. Mary-Murphy-Wilcox Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in Notre Dame Church, Malone.
Spring burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lake Titus Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hope Lodge or UVM Medical Center ICU in Burlington, Vt.
Arrangements are with the St. Mary-Murphy-Wilcox Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 4, 2017
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