Leo Smith

Obituary of Leo David Smith

SMITH - Leo David

Of Wilson, entered into
rest May 15, 2020, at
the age of 78. Leo was
born October 1, 1941
in Lockport, NY, to
Chauncy William and
Mary (nee Rogers)
Smith. He completed a Bachelor of Arts
degree from SUNY Empire State
College and retired from General
Motors, Inc. On July 1, 1971, he married
Miriam Elaine Pauley and they raised
three children, Colleen, Brett and Ben.
A man of many talents, such as
drawing, writing, carving and more.
Leo’s curiosity and desire to learn
allowed him to continue to grow
throughout his life. Those who were
blessed to spend time around Leo,
knew that his true artistic mastery was
performing music. He attacked
everything he did with passion and
energy, and music was how he let that
passion flow for the rest of us to enjoy.
Leo’s unparalleled loyalty to those he
loved and his life-long sense of quiet
integrity will continue to teach and lead
those whose hearts he has touched. In
1995, Leo found the Lord and he never
looked back. Most recently, Leo was a
member and volunteer with the Wilson
Conservation Club, The Focus Group
of Living Water, a volunteer at Newfane
Nursing Home (playing music, of
course!) and was instrumental in the
Local Men’s Bible Study. Leo is
survived by his wife Miriam; his three
children; his grandkids (Heather,
Stephen, Jordan, Victor, Evan, Ava and
Liam) and six great-grandchildren. No
prior visitation. A Remembrance
Celebration will be held once medical
and social conditions allow for a safe
gathering of friends and family.
Arrangements by LOMBARDO
FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns