In memory of
David C. Smith
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In memory of
David C. Smith
David C. Smith David C. Smith, formerly of West Brighton, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 4, 2019, in Marienville, Pa. Born in 1935 in Nassau, the Bahamas, David graduated from Augustinian Academy on Staten Island in 1955. He attended Fordham University in the early 1960s and received his degree in 1998. From 1968 to 1969, David worked as a reporter for the Staten Island Advance. Starting in 1969, David served as the director of the Staten Island office of the New York Urban League until 1977. Under his leadership, the Staten Island Urban League developed Arlington Terrace Houses and founded the Staten Island Urban League Day Care Center, Inc. that operated day care centers on the North Shore. In David's later years, he worked for Northfield Savings Bank and also sold commercial real estate on Staten Island. He ran for City Council in 1991 as the Liberal Party candidate. David is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Smith-Pryor and Katherine Hewitt, sons-in-law, Richard E. Pryor II and Robert Hewitt, grandchildren, Stephen Hewitt, Richard Pryor III, Emily Hewitt, and Grace Pryor, and one great-granddaughter, Ava Hewitt. He also leaves behind siblings Thelma Washington, Bernadette Norris, Lucille Swarns, Quentin Smith, Paul Smith, and Charles Smith. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 10 Austin Place.
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In memory of
David C. Smith
David C. Smith David C. Smith, formerly of West Brighton, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 4, 2019, in Marienville, Pa. Born in 1935 in Nassau, the Bahamas, David graduated from Augustinian Academy on Staten Island in 1955. He attended Fordham University in the early 1960s and received his degree in 1998. From 1968 to 1969, David worked as a reporter for the Staten Island Advance. Starting in 1969, David served as the director of the Staten Island office of the New York Urban League until 1977. Under his leadership, the Staten Island Urban League developed Arlington Terrace Houses and founded the Staten Island Urban League Day Care Center, Inc. that operated day care centers on the North Shore. In David's later years, he worked for Northfield Savings Bank and also sold commercial real estate on Staten Island. He ran for City Council in 1991 as the Liberal Party candidate. David is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Smith-Pryor and Katherine Hewitt, sons-in-law, Richard E. Pryor II and Robert Hewitt, grandchildren, Stephen Hewitt, Richard Pryor III, Emily Hewitt, and Grace Pryor, and one great-granddaughter, Ava Hewitt. He also leaves behind siblings Thelma Washington, Bernadette Norris, Lucille Swarns, Quentin Smith, Paul Smith, and Charles Smith. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 10 Austin Place.
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Staten Island, NY 10304
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