|ELAINE J. SMITH
AVOCA/BATH-Elaine J. Smith, 91, of Manor Village in Bath, formerly of Avoca, passed away early Monday morning (Sept. 26, 2016) at Steuben Centers in Bath.
Born in Buffalo on May 18, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Julia (Osgood) Hamilton. She was married in Buffalo on April 1, 1944 to Ernest H. Smith, Sr., who passed away in Dec. 1987, after 43 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her two sisters, Dorothy and Laura and her two brothers, Brad and Ray.
A former resident of Buffalo, Elaine came to Avoca in 1952 and resided there before moving to Bath.
She was employed as a bus driver for Avoca Central School for 25 years before her retirement.
Elaine was a member of the Moose Club for many years and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and crocheting, making mittens, hats and blankets.
Her loving family includes her four children, Ernest (Jeanette) Smith, Jr. of Bath, Cheryl (Ron) Skinkles-Coats of Addison, Wayne Smith of Colorado and Richard (Dianna) Smith of Florida; her 11 grandchildren, Theresa, Tracy, Tina, Thomas, Paul, John, Wayne, Kelly, Michael, Rachel and Brent; also several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
The Avoca Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elaine J. Smith.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Monday (Oct. 3, 2016) at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral service will be held following calling hours at 3 p.m. , with the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to their favorite charity.
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