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Thomas Smith, Sr.

Thomas Smith Sr., age 95, of Rockwood, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam.

He was born in Stone Arabia on January 14, 1925, a son of the late Alpha Smith Sr. and Bertha Spencer Smith.

Mr. Smith attended Ephratah schools and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He worked for many years at the New York State Highway Department until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the American Legion. Thomas was a family-oriented man and enjoyed fishing and walking.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia Tortorello Smith, whom he married on October 26, 1951; one son, Thomas Smith Jr. (Deborah) of Gloversville; one daughter, Sharon A. Hulbert of Dolgeville; four grandchildren, Gene R. Hunt Jr., Patricia A. Varvaro, Chad Smith and Jessica Smith; eight great-grandchildren, Nicole Noel Hunt, Gabrielle Smith, Zachary Smith, Arron Sowle, Gavin Smith, Blayke Sowle, Amelia Ambrosino and Camden Smith; and two great-great-grandchildren, Carter and Leighton.

Mr. Smith was predeceased by his eight siblings, Helen Alysworth, Lena Christman, Fred Smith, Robert Smith Sr., Alpha Smith Jr., Betty Foster, Calvin Smith and Walt Smith; and one great-grandchild, Adriana Gene Varvaro.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be prior to the funeral service on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Ephratah Rural Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Wells Nursing Home Activities Dept., 201 W. Madison Avenue, Johnstown, New York 12095.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.