ONEONTA – John Lampman Smith, Jr. 94, passed away, July 15, 2021 at St. James Manor in Oneonta.
He was born April 8, 1927 in Hudson, the son of John Lampman Smith Sr. and Arvesta (Pectal) Smith. John married Polly Ann Blass in 1950 and they moved to Davenport. Polly passed away on September 8, 2015.
John graduated from Roeliff Jensen School in Hillsdale, NY. He attended Cortland State University before entering in the United States Marines Corp in 1945. John received a Master’s degree in education. He was a science teacher and a school administrator at Charlotte Valley Central School in Davenport from 1950, retiring in 1983. John enjoyed playing golf, fishing and the NY Yankees.
He survived by two daughters, Linda (Jack) McLean of Cohoes and Jill (Jim) Stoecklin of Hartwick; four grandchildren, Brett (Megan) McLean of Latham, Heath (Sarah) McLean of Orlando, FL, Brooke Stoecklin of Port St. Joe, FL, and Morgan Stoecklin of Hartwick, three great-granddaughters; his sister, Shirley Fingar, Craryville.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his son, Roger A. Smith and great granddaughter, Mea Grace Stoecklin.
Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2021 at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Private service and interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in his memory please consider the Davenport Cemetery, c/o Troy Rider, PO Box 152, Davenport Center, NY 13751.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to, www.lhpfuneralhome.com