Howard F. Smith

OBIT-SmithflagROCHESTER, N.Y. — Howard F. Smith of Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2016, at age 93. Predeceased by his son, Howard F. Smith Jr. He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 68 years, Lucile (Paulson) Smith and by his children, Lucile (Rodney) Harrington of Milbridge; Michael (Anita) Smith of Lewiston; Elizabeth (Wendell) Oppewall of Southwest Harbor; and Susan (Kraig) Kummer of Pittsford, N.Y.

Howard was a gentleman and scholar, possessing a voracious appetite for knowledge. He was a man of deep faith who loved poetry, all types of music, his homes in Florida and Maine and travel. In addition to his sweetheart, his two passions were piloting his Cessna and the magic of the night sky.

Howard was a loving man who cherished his eight grandchildren and his 12 great-grandchildren. He celebrated their joys and achievements and was a steady guiding influence in their lives.

A private celebration of Howard’s life will be held in Connecticut at the convenience of the family.

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