Kenneth A. Smith Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 22 October 2019 at 2:54 pm

Kenneth Smith

Kenneth A. Smith Jr. passed away Oct. 21, 2019 at Lockport Rehab & Health Care Center. Born Nov. 3, 1930 in Buffalo, he was the son of Kenneth and Katherine (Burkhardt) Smith Sr.

Kenneth served in the National Guard. He worked for 17 years for Harrison Radiator, where he was a machine repairman, retiring in 1992. Prior to that, he worked for 31 years for International Paper Company. Kenneth was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Ellicottville. He was a past member of the Wendelville Fire Company, and he belonged to the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Kenneth was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Lucille (Metzinger) Smith, on Oct. 1, 2019.

He is survived by his children, Donna (Bryce) McMichael, Nancy (Joseph) Baldassaro, Mary Lou (Jay Hughes) Donahue, and Kenneth (Cheryl) Smith; grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Nicole, Sarah, Aaron, Eric, Carly and Collin; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Thu., Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, where funeral services will be held Fri., Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.