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SMITH, Harold

SMITH - Harold Passed away on May 17, 2015 in his home. He was born June 3, 1929 in Middletown, NY to Harold and Myrtie Smith. He graduated from St. John's Academy in Plattsburgh, NY and served in the US Navy from 1947 to 1950. Upon discharge he continued his education at various colleges in New York State. He entered into the NYS Dept. of Corrections in 1952. He worked in ten different correctional facilities. He came to Attica in 1972 and became Superintendent in 1973. He worked there until 1984 when he transferred to Wyoming Correctional Facility. Harold retired as Superintendent of Wyoming Correctional Facility, concluding a 35 year career that included restoring stability at Attica Correctional Facility after the 1971 riot. Harold is survived by his wife, Betty Smith, of 61 years, a son Scott (Diane) of Attica, a son Craig (Lisa) Bloomingdale, NY and a deceased son, Jeffrey (Barbara) in 2002. Also, surviving is a sister, Karen Wyatt of Lawrenceburg, IN and a brother- in-law, Ed Spangenberg, Port Jervis, NY. Six grandchildren; Jennifer, Stephanie (Eric), Christopher, Amee (Nick), Justin, and Kaitlyn. Four great-grandchildren; Owen, Landon, Gavin, and Ali. Calling hours will be on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 4-8 PM at MARLEY FUNERAL HOME, LLC. 135 Main St., Attica NY 14011. A 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave. in Attica on Thursday May 21st. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stevens Memorial Library 146
Main St. Attica or Wyoming County Hospice 450 N. Main St., Warsaw,
NY 14569. For more information
please call (585) 591-1212 or visit

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