Whitehall-John N. Smith, 86 of Maple Street passed away on June 1, 2018 unexpectedly at the Wesley Community Health Center in Saratoga Springs.
John was born on June 29, 1931 in Whitehall, the son of the late Harold and Anne (Brown) Smith.
He graduated from the Whitehall High School Class of 1948. John is a US Navy Korean War Veteran, serving from July 1948 to August of 1951 with a rank of 1CFN.
He was a communicant of the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and also a member of the American Legion Post 83 of Whitehall.
He was a chartered member in the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, and was active for 20 years where he held the offices of Secretary, President and Director.
John married Dorothy (Abaire) Smith on August 11, 1952 and they were married for 52 years before her passing on February 10, 2007.
Besides his parents and wife he is predeceased by his son SPC John P. Smith, US Army.
He is survived by his children Peggy (John) Mercier, Mike (Maureen) Smith, and Patrice Krause. One Sister Ann Marie (Ronald) Day. His daughter in law Sherry Smith. Grandchildren; Valerie (Sabin) Unseld and son Nathan; Heather Blevins and daughter Emily and son Prince; Jenna (Matt) Depew and daughter Allie; Michael Smith Jr. (Cory) and sons Schuyler and Patrick; Karrie (Spencer Neal) Smith, Katie (Ronnie Ryder) Krause, Megan Krause. He was beloved with many nieces and nephews; Carol, Billy, Ginger, Kathy, Joan, RJ, Tom, Nora, Rob, Eileen and John Paul.
Donations may be made in John’s name the Whitehall American Legion Post 83, Main Street, Whitehall, NY 12887, or the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 9 Wheeler Ave, Whitehall, NY 12887
Friends and family may call 4PM to 7PM on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc. 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday June 7, 2018 at the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall. Burial to follow with full military honors to be conducted by the American Legion Post 83 of Whitehall.
The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will honor John at 6:30PM on Wednesday followed by a Legionnaire Service at 6:45PM by American Legion Post 83.