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Friday May 12th, 2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Service

Saturday May 13th, 2017

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Paul W. Smith

Paul W. Smith, 78, of Cherry Creek, NY passed into eternal rest May 1, 2017.

He was born October 29, 1938 in Cottage, NY to the late Ralph and Doris (Mosher) Smith. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Loran (Grace Ann) Smith, Grace (John) Crouse and John Smith.

He is survived by his wife Ruthann (Lord) Smith; three children Lorinda (Mario) Camacho, Marsha (Matthew) Smith and Brian (Stephanie) Smith; four grandchildren Loren, Paul Michael-Issac, Luisa  and Katharine; siblings Betty (late Richard) Shellenbarger, Carl (Carol) Smith and Raymond (Edna) Smith also survived by many nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

Paul graduated from Gowanda High School in 1957 and Buffalo State College in 1962. He went on to teach for over 30 years. He taught industrial arts and driver’s education at Pine Valley High School for the majority of his career.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman and talented woodworker. His passion and enthusiasm in these areas was eagerly shared with anyone interested and able to share time with him. He enjoyed telling a story and conversation with friends and family. Paul also attended Cherry Creek United Methodist Church.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel 478 route 83 at Balcom Corners, South Dayton Friday May 12, 2017 from 3PM to 6PM where a funeral service will be held Saturday May 13, 2017 at 11AM.

Inurnment will be in Cottage Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have very fond memories of going hunting with him and going on the hunt for Christmas trees. He will be missed but always in our


Larry hubacher Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry for the loss of your dad and husband. Though we can't be there, please know, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We send our love . God bless and be with you

David & Sharon Long May 12 2017 12:00 AM

Sending our sincere sympathies to all of Pauls family. He was a great person. Full of stories that now you can now pass on to his grandchildren. We know he will be greatly missed by everyone. Gods blessings on all of you.

Burt and Jean May 12 2017 12:00 AM

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An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was ordered on May 11, 2017

Expression of Sympathy May 11 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy May 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Smith

Doris ( Gould) Ramirez May 5 2017 12:00 AM

To the Smith family, You are all in my prayers and thoughts. I had so much fun the summer I took Driver's Ed. with Mr.Smith holding onto "the panic handle" as he called the window crank. Also took shop class from him...what a great,patient teacher. He touched so many lives. He will be dearly missed.

Doris (Gould) Ramirez May 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Smith

Nancy West Benning May 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Smith

Roy Luksch May 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Smith

Mark smith May 3 2017 12:00 AM

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