Obituary: Irving F. Smith

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Irving F. Smith

HANNACROIX – Irving F. “Irv” Smith, 95, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022.

Irv was born at home in New Baltimore on May 18, 1927, son of the late Floyd and Marguerite Slingerland Smith. He graduated from Greenville Central School. 

Irv was a lifelong farmer, operating Sunset Hill Farm and Valley View Farm with his son, Todd. He was a member of Farm Bureau, the Greene County Historical Society and the Alcove Preservation Association. He enjoyed square dancing, antique collecting, bird watching, cooking, caning chairs and restoring furniture.

Irv was an extremely kind, compassionate and patient man who was appropriately nicknamed “Poor Irv” (by those who knew Doris!) and is now reunited with those who passed before him and that he missed so much. Doris probably greeted him by (lovingly) stating, “Irv, you damn fool, what took you so long!,” his beloved friends Jeff Stanger, Bob Selmer, Art Brunner and Ed Layng. Then  finally, his animals, whom he loved so much! Be happy Dad/Gramp, we love and miss you.

Irv is survived by his children, Todd (Dee) Smith and Dorrie Myers; grandchildren, Sara Smith, Brianna Myers, Jason (Heather) Southwick, and Johnathon Southwick; great-granddaughters, Jocelyn and Aletta Southwick; many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Irv was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Doris F. Smith, on June 11, 2010; and his sister, Marion Peck.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, June 18, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. Words of tribute will begin at 3 p.m., followed by burial in Greenville Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534, or the Alcove Preservation Association, P.O. Box 81, Alcove, NY 12007, will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.

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