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SMITH, Parke L.

Smith - Parke L. Age 89, of North Tonawanda, passed away on December 29, 2015 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, after a brief illness. Parke was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. A 40 year employee of the H. F. Darling Co. and a life member the Pile Drivers Union Local 1978. A former little league coach and enjoyed fishing with his friends Ray Lemke and Doug Hurtubise. He was the husband of the late Carmelita "Carm" D. Smith (nee Verch); beloved father of Andrea (George) Gibbons of Tomball, TX, Robin (Jackie) Smith of Niagara Falls, Bradley (Bonnie) Smith of Pendleton and Dana (Karen) Smith of Ingleside, TX; grandfather of Breanna Haddock and Blair Smith, Monika Maunz, Dennis, Alayna, Katie, and Rachel Erwin. He was the brother of the late George Smith; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Park. If so desired, memorials may be made to or Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Guest register available at

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