MORIAH, NY — William J. Smith, 75, of Furnace Road, Moriah died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the Community Hospital, Elizabethtown, N.Y.
He was born at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on April 12, 1927, the son of William and Esther (Swift) Smith.
He was retired from National Lead Co. Tahawus, N.Y., after 25 years.
He was a 28 year member of the Moriah Fire Department and Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by His wife, Luella (Hughes) Smith; his daughters, Marion and Allen Smith of Ticonderoga and Esther and Peter McKown of Moriah; his sons, William J. Smith and Sue of Witherbee, Henry and Cheryl Hughes of Tennessee and daughter-in-law, Kim Smith and Dale Rafferty of Ticonderoga; his sisters, Alice and Paul Ebert of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Esther Merrill of Ballston Spa; his brother-in-law, Oscar and Pauline Hughes of Crown Point; 11 grandchildren; five great - grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick