Edward C. Smith, age 73, entered heaven to be with God and family on May 28, 2014, after a dignified and courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 4, 1941, the fourth son of Elmer J. Smith Sr. and Hazel M. (Tyrrell) Smith. He attended schools in Gloversville, NY, graduating in 1959. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960, spending a lengthy period of service in Cuba. After an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1965, he worked in the field of construction for several local businesses in the Gloversville, NY, area. He relocated to San Jose, California, in the late 1960s and was employed in the automotive division with the Sears Roebuck Company until his return to the New York area in 1981.