FULTON, NY – Leon Smith, 88, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday April 7, 2015, surrounded by his family.
A lifelong resident of Fulton, Leon was born to the late Leon and Lillian MacNamara Smith.
He was a well-known self-employed mason.
Leon was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a member of V.F.W. Post 569, both in Fulton.
He was a Navy veteran and served during World War II.
He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Barbara Hammond; and daughter, Cynthia Wood, in 1997; as well as brothers, Ernie and William; and a sister, Cora.
Leon will be greatly missed and forever loved by his children, Deborah Smith of Syracuse, Leon (Terri) Smith, Matthew (Terry) Smith of Fulton and Lorrie (Michael) Shortsleeve of Oswego; siblings, James (Mary), Norm, Jane Rawson, Pat (Claudette) and Marion Arcardi; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Contributions in memory of Leon may be made to V.F.W. Post 569, 218 Cayuga St., Fulton or to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton, 13069.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.