Michael Smith

Obituary of Michael G. Smith

Clinton- Michael G. Smith, 71, died after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, April 6, 2020, in the comfort of his own home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Utica, N.Y. on March 15, 1949 to the late William and Josephine (Coiro) Smith. Michael graduated from Utica Free Academy and Mohawk Valley Community College. Michael had a long career as an international product manager in manufacturing and retired from Oneida Limited in 2014. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and a wonderful friend. On April 11, 1970 he married the love of his life, Deborah (Nolan) Smith at the Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica, NY. Michael leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Deborah; children, Todd & Lisa Smith, Kellie (Smith) & Steven Kiesel, and Tiffany Smith; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kristen, Raymond, Brianna, Octavian and Abigail; brothers, George Smith and Robert (Jean) Smith; In-laws, Kathy Matthews, Michael (Sandy) Nolan, Mary Beth (Apostolos) Doukas, Patricia (Ed) Novak, Margaret Nolan, Joseph (Mary) Nolan, Barbara Nolan, James (Shelia) Nolan, John (Alicia) Nolan and predeceased by William Nolan. He is predeceased by his sister Portia Williams. He enjoyed gardening and spending time fishing on Oneida Lake. He was very proud of his 1964 Pontiac GTO and the numerous awards it won including several “Best in Show” trophies. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Michael’s Hospice nurses Karen, Cari, Melissa, and Janice. Memorial services for Michael will be held in the near future and will be announced by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Clinton.
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