WESTFIELD: Henry J. Smith, Sr., 69, of Prospect Station Road, Westfield, died Sunday, July 31st, 2022 at his residence, following a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Silver Creek on March 17, 1953, the son of the late Edward and Marie (Swackhammer) Smith.
Henry worked as an Assistant Manager for the former Nixon’s Grape Farm, Westfield, for 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and attending auctions.
Survivors include his wife Janet M. (Hardy) Smith of Westfield, whom he married on July 3, 1976, in the Forestville Baptist Church, a son, Henry Smith, Jr., of Westfield; a daughter, Jennifer Sipp, of Dunkirk; two sisters, Cathy (Dennis) Gould, of Forestville; Rose (Jerry) Miller, of Forestville; three brothers, Robert (April) Smith, of Silver Creek; Richard (Claudia) Smith, of Forestville; John (Marion) Smith, of Silver Creek. He is also survived by two grandchildren Aurora Britton and Sophia Smith and several nieces & nephews.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 11 AM-1 PM from where Funeral Services will follow at 1 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Town of Hanover.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 (https://t2t.org/donate). To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.