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Obituary: William E. 'Lee' Smith

Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 11:15 am

William E. “Lee” Smith, a lifelong resident of Grand Island, passed away on Dec. 1, 2021.

He was the husband of 55 years of the late Patricia (nee VanDyke) Smith; the father of Lynn (Mark) Fotia and Terri (Dennis) Szafranski; grandfather of Vince and John Fotia; and brother of Colin (Susan) Smith, Leslie (Judy) Smith and Valerie (Robert) Funk. He was the son of the late Clarence “Bud” and Mary (nee Hardy) Smith.

Lee was an avid golfer and was employed at the Grand Island branch of the U.S. Post Office for 30 years and at the Beaver Island Golf Course.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/PFFTribute/WilliamLeeSmith) or Hospice Buffalo. Share condolences at http://kaiserfuneral.com/.

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