Obituary of Raymond Neil Smiddy
FORT COVINGTON – With heavy hearts the family of Raymond Neil Smiddy, 90, announce his passing on Monday (June 24, 2019) at his home. Ray's family was at his side providing comfort and love. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Ray was born December 8, 1928, in Ft. Covington, the son of Charles and Florence (Kelley) Smiddy. He graduated from Ft. Covington High School in 1946 where he played Football and basketball. He served in the US Army. He worked at General Motors Plant in Massena for 30 years; retiring in 1988.
Ray was united in marriage to Laurie Holbert Smiddy on December 26, 1962. They were blessed with two children , Lynn Marie and Gordon.
Ray had a deep love for baseball. Locally he played for and managed the Fort Covington Travelers town baseball team for many years. He served on the board of directors for the Northern Valley baseball League for several years. He was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. One of his favorite passtimes was watching his son and grandchildren play in their many sporting events. He was also a member of the Camp Luck hunting club for many years.
Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife of 56 years, Laurie; his son Gordon of Ft. Covington; and his grandaughter Allison of Rensselaer, NY. He is also survived by a sister Louise (Rick) Pelotte of Clay, NY, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he is predeceased his daughter Lynn Marie, grandson Nicholas Smiddy, his brothers brothers Gerald, John, Leonard, Paul, Gene and a sister Kathleen (Albert) Gudgeon.
A time of visitation will be held Wednesday (June 26) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor Colin Lucid of the Calvery Baptist Church, Massena will be presiding. A joint committal service for Ray and his daughter Lynn Marie will commence immediately following the funeral at the Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Covington.
Memorial contributions in Ray's honor may be made to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund, 3909 State Route 11, Malone, NY 12953 or to the Ft. Covington Fire and Rescue, Chateaugay Street, Ft. Covington, NY 12937
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com