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DONALD L. SMITH

Donald L. Smith, 92, of Collins, died Tuesday (May 20, 2003) in TLC Health Network-Lake Shore, Irving, after a brief illness.

He was born in Dayton and was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. He held several bookkeeping and accounting positions in the area.

In 1951, he built and operated Don's Ten Pin Bowling Alley on Buffalo Street in Gowanda, which is still in operation under new ownership.

He was a charter member of Gowanda Country Club, which he was instrumental in designing and building. He also designed and built the second nine holes of Elkdale Country Club.

Earlier in life, he had served in the National Guard.

He was a bowler and golfer and a member of Post 409, American Legion; Post 5007, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and the Slovenian Club, all in Gowanda.

His wife of 64 years, Hazel Meyers Smith, died in 1995.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Wing; a son, Richard L. of Lakeland, Fla; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cottage Cemetery, Collins.

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