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Schuyler V. Smith, 81, a retired chemical engineer, died Saturday (Sept. 29, 2001) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after becoming ill in his Niagara falls home.

He was born in Brooklyn and lived in Saratoga Springs before moving to Niagara Falls in 1945.

Smith was a graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam.

He retired from the Niagara Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant in 1990, capping a 45-year career as a chemical engineer.

Smith was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He also was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed woodworking, music, bird-watching, photography and dancing.

He married the former Marcella Frank in 1945. She died in 1999.

Survivors include three daughters, Katharine of Snyder, Lee Smith Seiden of San Francisco and Julia Smith Reynolds of Niagara Falls; a son, Christopher of Buffalo; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.

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