Theodore J. Smith
Smith, Theodore J. Theodore J. Smith, 89, died October 17, 2016 at the NY Oxford VA Home. He was native of Saugerties, NY. Ted was a graduate of Syracuse University and a member of Alpha Chi Rho where he made many lifelong friends. Following graduation from Syracuse Ted was commissioned in the US Air Force where he served as a Public Relations Officer at Scott Air Force base. He then began a long career with Travelers Insurance Company as Claims Manager in the Syracuse and Binghamton Offices. Ted is survived by his wife, Margaret Purcell Smith; his children and their spouses. Mark & Mercedes Smith, Peg & Mark Peters, Brian & Marybeth Smith; grandchildren, Megan & Matthew Peters, Maggie & Mark Smith, Kelly Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Robert & Susan Smith. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the NYS Oxford VA Home for their devoted and compassionate care of Ted. Many thanks to Rose O'Neil for her special kindness. The family will receive friends at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 1:00 pm until the time of service. A funeral mass will be offered at 2:00 pm at the church. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Oxford VA Home, 4207 State Highway 200, Oxford, NY 13830.
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