CAPE VINCENT, NY — Mark L. Smith, 69, of South James St., Cape Vincent, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Cape Vincent.
Mark was born on Sept. 26, 1951, the son of Lawrence and Helen (Coleman) Smith.
Mark attended and graduated from Immaculate Heart Central School in 1969. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Ft. Lauderdale University in 1973. He also attended the University of Maine before returning back to Watertown in 1974 where he was employed at Northern Travel Bureau, a family owned business for many years. In the early 1990s Mark purchased and operated the St. Lawrence Inn restaurant in Cape Vincent until 1996.
Mark was an avid fisherman and loved the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario where he spent his retirement years as a Chartered Fishing Guide Captain aboard “The Carrie Anne”. Mark loved The River on his boat, fishing, organizing and hosting clambakes and spending time with his family and friends.
Mark married his wife Carrie on Sept. 23, 2000, at The Gill House Inn, Henderson Harbor, NY
Mark is survived by his wife, Carrie (Gault) Smith, Cape Vincent; three sons, Eric (Stephanie) Smith, Charlotte, North Carolina, Tyler and Jordan Smith, both at home, Cape Vincent; a granddaughter, Oliva Smith, Charlotte, North Carolina; a brother Gregory (Joan) Smith, Watertown along with many nieces and nephews. Mark is also survived by a previous spouse and mother of Eric, Ann (Cavallario) Lyman.
Mark was predeceased by his parents, a brother, John (Drew) Smith, a sister, Joanne (Smith) Wise, and an infant brother, Michael Smith.
There will be calling hours 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021, at Cleveland Funeral Home, 188 Broadway Cape Vincent, NY. A memorial Mass will be said 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 139 Kanady St., Cape Vincent, NY. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the memorial Mass at the J.C. Londraville Legion Post 832, 248 Broadway St. Cape Vincent.
Memorial donations can be made to the Cape Vincent Ambulance Squad, 241 E. Broadway Street, Cape Vincent, NY 13618.
Online condolences may be made at ClevelandFHInc.com.