Wednesday, September 27, 2023

John H. Smith

March 30, 1936 – March 12, 2022 (age 85)

John H. Smith, of New Windsor, entered into rest on Saturday, March 12, 2022. He was 85.

Son of the late Harold W. and Anna J. (Smith) Smith, he was born March 30, 1936 in Tuxedo, NY.

“Jack” as he was known to all, was a driver for Pepsico, Newburgh, NY and later as a materials handler and driver for U.S.M.A., West Point, NY. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1954 to 1964. A 1954 graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy, he was a 60-year member of the Gardnertown United Methodist Church, where he also served as a Trustee. An avid Mets fan, Jack was a life member of ARC, Hudson Valley and a longtime member of New Windsor Post 1796, American Legion. In tribute to his military service he was part of the Hudson Valley Honor Flight #22 in 2019.

Jack is survived by his wife Betty L. (Hyzer) Smith; a daughter, Julie A. (Charles) Bell of New Windsor; three grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha and Alexandia; four great grandchildren, Jackson, Ryder, Nathaniel and Audrey; several nieces and nephews including special niece, Mary Elin Korchinski.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by a son, Jeffrey W. Smith in 2015

All Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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