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JUNE 10, 1927 -- MARCH 13, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elmo J. Smith, a retired foreman, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1230 Clinton St., Bennington Center. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Smith, a Cowlesville resident, died March 13 in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga. He was 77.

A native of Bennington, he worked for 37 years as a foreman at Bennett Manufacturing Co. in Alden and then for six years teaching sheet metal work at Attica Correctional Facility. He retired in 1992.

In the Navy, he served as a machinist's mate for two years just after World War II. He also served in the Korean War aboard the battleship USS New Jersey, which came under heavy enemy fire in 1951. He was a member of Joseph Collins Post 6239, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, snowmobiling, golfing and trapshooting.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Zielonka Smith; two daughters, Cynthia Williams of Attica and Nancy Caborn of Varysburg; and three grandchildren.


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