Sunday January 28, 2018. Age 79 of Naples and Canandaigua, NY died peacefully in his home surrounded by his entire family after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Beloved husband of 57 years to Patricia (Cornish), devoted father to Tom (Marcia) and Todd Smith. Best Grandfather ever to Austin, Callan and Reilly Smith. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Paul is a graduate of Naples Central School, was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1962 and served in Germany. He was then employed for 42 years with Steuben Foods and was Plant Manager of their Elma, NY facility which he opened in 1985. He and Pat then enjoyed winters in Florida and summers in the Finger Lakes and western New York. He loved driving their motor home (aka. "Road Hog) and traveling to bluegrass festivals and NHRA drag races among many other destinations. He had also been active in the Naples Boy Scouts and Little League for numerous years. With one your as Board President, Paul served on the Naples Central School board for 13 years.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday February 3rd at 1230pm at Saint Januarius RC church in Naples, NY. A luncheon reception will be held at the church following mass to celebrate Paul's life.
Donations in Paul's memory can be made to The Sands Cancer Center.