Howard Arnott Smith, 87

Howard Arnott Smith, 87, of Gerritt St. Oswego, passed away, Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at home.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Crandall) Smith.

He was a graduate of Oswego High School. He worked for N.Y. Telephone for over 30 years retiring in 1984.

Howard was a member of the West Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee, Diaconate Board Member and Church Moderator.

He and his wife loved traveling in their RV. He also enjoyed model railroads, bowling, jigsaw puzzles, square dancing and celebrating Christmas.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Stancy Bob Smith; two sons, Arnott (Janis) Smith of Chico, Ca; Craig (Lila) of Brockport; two daughters, Stancy (Dale) Smith and Sandra (Ray) Haynes, both of Oswego; grandchildren, Keith, Ryan (Meghan), Stefan, Kirstin, Steven Smith, Nadine (Nate) Bell and Matthew (Stephanie) Magrisi; great-grandchildren, Connor Bell and Colleen Fraser; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A brother, Crandall Smith and a sister, Norma Gorgos, predeceased him.

Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 20th at the West Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the West Baptist Church, 39 West Mohawk St. Oswego.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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