2012-04-05 / Obituaries

ERNEST A. SMITH

Ernest A. Smith, 94, of Brewster, NY, passed away on March 31, 2012, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Smith was born on November 18, 1917, to Nathaniel and Katrina (Booth) Smith in Mahopac Falls, NY. Mr. Smith proudly served his Country during World War II, with the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers. On June 19, 1949, Ernie married Mae Williams at the Red Mills Baptist Church in Mahopac Falls, NY. Mr. Smith worked for Brewster Transit Mix in Brewster, NY, before his retirement in 1974. In his spare time, Ernie enjoyed the great outdoors and attending his garden. Ernie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Mae, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his seven siblings; Nathaniel Smith, Maynard Smith, John "Max" Smith, Edith Pierson, Beatrice Swarm, Hilda Sierer and Francis Smith. His visitation was held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY 10612 845-225-3672 .

His service was officiated by Rev. Jim Harrison of the Red Mills Baptist Church on April 3, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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