Ronald Dem­skie Smith, 76, of Rosendale

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

ROSENDALE >> Ronald Dem­skie Smith, 76, of Creek­locks Road, Rosendale, died Satur­day, Sept. 24, 2016, at HealthAl­liance Hos­pi­tal, Broad­way Campus. Born April 19, 1940 in Kingston he was the son of the late Ed­ward and Cather­ine (Dem­skie) Smith.

A welder for Hud­son Ce­ment, Ron also worked for Lewis Tree Ser­vice and DeCicco Paving. He was a mem­ber of the BPOE #550 Kingston and Moose In­ter­na­tional. Ron loved to travel in his RV and rid­ing his mo­tor­cy­cle, NASCAR, clas­sic car shows, win­ters in Bush­nell Florida, watch­ing the New York Giants and New York Mets and work­ing in the yard. He was fondly known as the “dirt man”.

Sur­viv­ing is his wife of 48 years, Mar­garet (Gen­ther) Smith; his chil­dren, Su­san Con­sta­ble of Rosendale, An­drew M. Ch­erny (De­bra Carpino) of Saugerties, Donna Smith and her fi­ancé Jack Hacker, Frances Smith-Stac­cio and her hus­band Carmine of Rosendale; his sis­ter, Delores Banks and her hus­band Ronald; and his broth­ers, James Barry Smith and his wife Bar­bara, Ed­ward Jack­son and his wife Tammy. Ten grand­chil­dren, six great­grand­chil­dren and many nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

His grand­son, Wil­liam C. Con­sta­ble, IV; great-grand­daugh­ter, Abigail Pa­tri­cia Wil­liams; sis­ter, Pa­tri­cia DeJe­sus; and broth­ers, Ed­ward C. “Buzz” Smith and Charles E. Jack­son, all died pre­vi­ously.

Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Smith Av­enue. www. jvleahyfh.com Me­mo­rial vis­i­ta­tion will be held Fri­day from 2 to 6 p.m. A me­mo­rial cel­e­bra­tion in the color blue will be­gin at 6 p.m. A gath­er­ing fol­low­ing the ser­vice will be held at the VFW Post, 708 East Ch­ester Street By­pass, Kingston. Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be made in the form of con­tri­bu­tions to; St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal, 501 St. Jude Place, Mem­phis, Tenn., 381051942 or Ronald Mc­Don­ald House, Char­i­ties, Inc. 26345 Network Place, Chicago, Ill., 60673-1263.

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