Edwin J. Smith
Edwin J. Smith,
79, of Rodman, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at his home
where he had been under the care of his family and Hospice
of Jefferson County.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1,
at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rev. Steven Murray,
pastor of Holy Family Church, Watertown officiating.
Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Born Feb. 6, 1938, in Watertown, the son of Harold and
Margaret Smith, he attended school in Watertown.
He worked on the Glen Wadsworth Farm in Tylerville before
entering into the United States Navy on January 1955. He
served on the USS Tarawa aircraft carrier Following his
discharge on January 1959 he went to work at the New York
Air Brake as a millwright welder, retiring after 41 years in
He married Naomi June Nash of LaFargeville in Saint Paulís
Episcopal Church on Jan. 11, 1964. The couple lived in
Watertown, later moving to Adams Center in 1970. Mrs. Smith
died March 14, 2000.
He later married Deanna Lantier Smith on June 19, 2004, in
Watertown. The couple have lived in Rodman since their
marriage and spent their winters in Hudson, FL.
Surviving besides his wife Deanna, are two daughters Malinda
(Timothy) Nicholson, Central Square, Laura (Jeffrey)
Stevens, Adams Center; three grandchildren, one great
grandson; four step children Kimberly Boulio, Andrew Smith,
Mark Smith, all of Rodman, Michael Smith, Watertown; several
step grandchildren; one brother Floyd Shaver, one sister
Ellen Lolar, several brothers in law, sisters in law,
cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Donny and Doug Shaver,
and Sterling Bosco.
Mr. Smith enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle,
gardening, hunting, playing cards, snowmobiling, reading and
watching Western movies. He was known as a tinkerer fixing
things for his family and friends.
He was a former member of the Watertown American Legion Post
Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson
County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601; Holy Family
Church, 129 Winthrop Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or Clear
Path For Vets (clearpath4vets.com), 1223 Salt Springs Road,
Chittenango, NY 13037.
may be made at www.piddockfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and