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Eugene G. Smith, 93, retired elevator mechanic; Sept. 12, 1918 -- June 20, 2012

Eugene G. "Norm" Smith, a retired elevator mechanic who never missed a day of work, died Wednesday in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 93.

Born in Brooklyn, he came to Buffalo with his family at age 5. Drafted into the Army in World War II, he served as a technician in Company D of the 55th Quartermaster Regiment.

Mr. Smith returned from service to his previous job at Bethlehem Steel, where he worked for 12 years. He later became a mechanic for Gallagher Elevator Co. He was proud of the fact that he had a perfect attendance record at his jobs. He retired in 1982.

In retirement, he lived in Indian Shores, Fla., and Largo, Fla., before returning to the Buffalo area a few years ago.

He was a Third-degree member of Monsignor Nash Council 3875, Knights of Columbus, and a Yankees fan.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Mary Ann Granville; a son, Gerald; three daughters, Kathleen Cirringione, Susan Budzinski and Mary Lynn; a brother, Alfred; and a sister, Eleanor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Amelia Catholic Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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