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Obituary: Patricia Darlene Smith (nee VanDyke)

Wed, Nov 25th 2020 06:40 pm

Patricia Darlene Smith (nee VanDyke) passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. A resident of Grand Island for over 60 years, she moved here from Terre Haute, Indiana, and was a resident of Garden Gate Skilled Nursing in Cheektowaga since 2018.

Patricia was the wife of 55 years of William "Lee" Smith; the mother of Lynn (Mark) Fotia and Terri (Dennis) Szafranski; grandmother of Vince and John Fotia; daughter of the late James VanDyke and Evelyn (late Joe "Luke") Lukasiewiez; sister of the late Steve VanDyke.

Friends may call from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday followed by prayers at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 25 people are allowed in the funeral home at one time, masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained. Please limit time visiting to accommodate capacity guidelines.

Share condolences at kaiserfuneral.com.

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