STEWART WALTER SMITH dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend passed away at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital on December 7, 2022. Stewart was born to Glenn and Lilley Smith April 24,1933 in Cicero New York at home. Stewart is predeceased by five siblings, Frank, Harold,Ralph, Glenny and sister Mabel. He is survived by a sister Gertrude Merriam.
Stewart is also survived by his wife Phyllis Ann Wilder Smith and their four children,Thomas Smith and wife Emily, David Smith and his wife Shelly, James Smith and Irene, and Judy Smith Battaglia and Mike Battaglia; He has ten Grandchildren, Jennifer Smith McGillicuddy and Sean, David A. Smith and Kirsten, Jimmy Smith and Amanda, Brian Smith and Trisha, Holly Smith Roberts and Nathan, Jeremy Smith and Stacy, Shannon Smith,Matthew Smith and Bree, Christopher Battaglia, Lauren Kademian and Ryan and Danielle Battaglia; and many great grandchildren. Stewart was blessed in his life by so many children whom he loved and they loved him.
Stewart, “Papa “ was a natural. A wonderful provider. A helping hand and shoulder for support or to cry on. We loved his humor and that smile.
Stewart married Phyllis Ann Wilder June 27; 1953 and they lived in Central Square and Hastings New York their whole lives.He worked as a carpenter for TM Dewer and Crucible Steel for 40 years. He was a friend to all and a fixer of all things. Stewart enjoyed many hobbies. He was an amazing Gardner,maker of maple syrup, fisherman and camper. He was an amazing builder and built three homes by himself for his family. And, always willing to help all the children and grandchildren.
Stewart passed away peacefully in the presence of family. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to CrouseIrving staff for their wonderful care.
Please join us for a Memorial Service at First Baptist Church Route 11 Central Square , New York 13036 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 2pm
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Meals on Wheels or St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave behind when life is done..
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