Lester Smith 84 of Chester, NY passed away at home on November 3, 2020.
Lester is predeceased by his parents Lester and Elsie, his loving wife Virginia, and his siblings Gloria, Rose, Sanford, and Francis.
He is survived by his sister Beverly Weaver (Paul), his children Cindy Becker (Tommy), Lester “June Bug”(Donna), and Michele Mapes, his grandchildren Kara Batewell (Shawn), Tricia Benjamin (Jon), Amie Becker (Matt), Amber DiMontova (“Mike”), Travis Smith (Sierra), and Taddy Mapes (Meg), his great granddaughters Hannah and Emma Benjamin, and his great grandsons Kane Smith and Leo DiMontova.
“Smitty” served Local 17 as a laborer for 50 years and was a gifted mason. He loved splitting wood and had the woodpile to prove it. He also loved trapping, fishing, and hunting, and was able to share his skills with friends and family. He was a talented gardener and shared the fruits of his labors with friends, family, and neighbors. His favorite place in life was his house where he lived for 61 years.
“Smitty” described his idea of a perfect day as a snowy day on Sanford Ave with his pot belly stove roaring and his “Ginno” by his side. Greycourt will never be the same and he will be forever missed.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, during the hours of 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 3 Hudson Street, Chester, New York 10918.
Graveside Services will follow at the Chester Community Cemetery (Hill Section – 1 Hudson Street, Chester, NY 10918) at 2:30 PM.
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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas & Brendan Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.
Memorial contributions in Lester's name to the Chester Fire Department, Walton Engine & Hose 81 Main St, Chester, NY 10918 or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, would be appreciated by the family.
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