NEW BALTIMORE – Irving Todd Smith, 69, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in his recliner at home in Hannacroix.
Todd was born in Albany on Dec. 8, 1953, son of the late Irving and Doris Smith. He graduated from Greenville Central School. Todd worked for John Halsted Sr. for several years with his lifelong friend, Stephen Hallenbeck. He had his own truck and used it to work for many companies. He then worked for the Town of New Baltimore Highway Department for 18.8 years. Todd was a lifelong farmer, in partnership with his late father. He enjoyed doing hay.
Todd was a life member of the Medway-Grapeville Volunteer Fire Company and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting with friends, and sport shooting with Johnathon. He loved all of his friends and animals – cows, dogs, cats and birds, creating unique nicknames for all he met, human and animal alike.
Todd loved reading farming, hunting and gun magazines. He enjoyed watching old Westerns, particularly “Grit Network.” He liked attending concerts, especially “Taste of Country,” and the annual clambake in Stuyvesant Falls with friends for the last 22 years.
Todd is survived by his wife, Dolores “Dee” Smith; children Sara Mae Smith, Jason (Heather) Southwick, and Johnathon Southwick; grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Grumpy,” Douglas Gay, Jocelyn Southwick, Aletta Southwick, and soon-to-be-born Gabe Jonah Gay; sister, Dorrie Myers; godson, Austin Gamson; sisters-in-law, Lauretta Gay, Janet Mateer, and Joanie (Alan) Van Wormer; nieces, Phyllis, Karen, Brianna, Desirea, Marcella, Nichole, and nephew, Frank (Tasha) Gay; brother-in-law, Bill Myers; and innumerable other family and friends that he forged special relationships with.
A celebration of Todd’s life will take place on Sunday, July 23, at 3 p.m. on the family farm. Memorial donations to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534, or the Medway-Grapeville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 89, Climax, NY 12042 will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.