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Leo Smith

Leo C. Smith Jr. "Capt. Leo"

Thursday, September 2nd, 1954 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Leo C. Smith Jr., 64, of Olivebridge, NY, formerly of Kingston, passed away at home while in the comforting presence of his family on Sunday, July 21, 2019 following a battle with heart disease.

He was born in Kingston, NY on September 2nd, 1954, a son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Petersen) Smith. He was a graduate of Kingston High School class of '73.

A veteran of the US Navy, a man of many trades, Leo was self-employed as a master carpenter for his business Second Hand Blues in Kingston. He was known as Captain Leo, or in some cases Capt. Leroy. He loved to sail, he restored his first sailboat "Dust in the Wind". He proudly earned his captains license from the US Coast Guard and traveled three times down the east coast to Florida. Leo was adventurer who loved hiking the Catskill peaks and participated in the refurbishment of the Catskill Fire Towers. Leo enjoyed eating, especially seafood and sushi. He was involved in scouting in his youth and later as an adult.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kimberly A. (Feltham) Smith, one daughter, Irene E. (Jason) Terranova and their daughter Evelyn of Catskill, one son, Daniel L. (Jill) Smith, and their daughter Samantha, of Kingston, two sisters, Darlene Neal of Kingston, and Karen Serrano of Saugerties, two brothers, Joseph (Lynn) Smith of New Paltz and Kevin (Linda) Smith of Kingston. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He will be missed by his pup, Hinckley.

In following Leo's directives, cremation will be held at Wiltwyck Crematory.

A Time of Remembrance will begin at 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

In lieu of fresh flowers, the family suggests indoor plants for loved ones to take home and nurture in memory of Leo, or a contribution in his memory to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    When
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Location
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    Address
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY 12487
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    Memorial Visitation Period
  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    When
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 3:30pm
    Location
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    Address
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY 12487
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Time of Remembrance
    Officiant
    Harry VanVliet IV, Certified Celebrant

Affiliations

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • US Navy

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

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Amy Gorman

Posted at 09:42am
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
I'm going to miss him. He was always full of smiles talking about his family and showing pics of Evie and Hink. I hope he finds peace and comfort.
Fair winds and following seas, shipmate.
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Mike Ralff

Posted at 12:00am
My love and condolences to the family from the Ralffs. Thanks for being there for me and our family last year for Mark...
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Kelley Hasbrouck

Posted at 07:57pm
In honor of Leo C. Smith, Jr. Olivebridge, , N.Y.
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Kelley Hasbrouck

Posted at 07:52pm
Many good memories are coming to the surface. Times of laughter and fun in the good old days! Love and condolences to Kimberly and Family! I will see a submarine one day:) RIP Leo!
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Lisa Treasure

Posted at 07:04pm
Thank you for sharing your precious sailboat with my family! We will always remember our time out on the water with the best captain! May you be at peace and we will see you on the water ❤️
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