Donald W. Smith

Donald W. Smith, age 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the home of his step-daughter, Jo Lynne Szempruch.


Don was born September 14, 1934 in Dansville, a son of Walter & Florence Smith. He was a former carpenter for Didas Construction in Dalton. He was predeceased by his wife Elaine (Reed) Smith on July 26, 2017. In addition to his parents & wife, Don was also predeceased by three sisters, Leona Harvey, Dora Cnuty & Floraness Wegman.


Don was an unofficial Letchworth State Park Guide; and he enjoyed collecting antiques and artifacts. His favorite musical artist was Johnny Horton.


Don is survived by his sisters, Alzina Flint, Betty Gilhouse and Joan Smith; one brother, Larry Smith; children, Kim (Mike) Coles, Kathy Littlefield, Dawn (John) Corkran, Donna (Nate) Smith & Becky (Douglas) Palmer; step-children, 4 step-children, Brenda Dennis, Roger Eddy, Jo Lynne (Andrzej) Szempruch & Richard (Andrea) Eddy; 12 grandchildren (Nicole & Jeremy were special to Don); 19 great-grandchildren; other family members who also cared for Don, Rachael & Walter Winner; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Friends may call 11am-1pm Saturday at the Chamberlin – Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will held at 1pm. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Ossian.


Contributions may be made to Letchworth State Park in memory of Don.