Richard Smith

Richard E. Smith

Monday, December 2nd, 1940 - Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Richard E. Smith, 78, of Argyle, passed away on Saturday, January, 19, 2019 at Fort Hudson Nursing Home, Fort Edward after a long illness.

Born on Dec. 2, 1940 in Canajoharie, he was the son of the late Peter E. and Eleanor (Olmsted) Smith.

Rich was a US Navy veteran serving from 1961 to 1964. On Nov. 14, 1964, Rich married Betsy McDougall at St. Joseph Church, Fort Edward. Rich worked for Service Master, working at Glens Falls Hospital for 17 years as a Laundry Manager retiring in 1996. He was a 40 plus year member and past Fire Chief for the J.A. Barkley Hose Co. in Argyle. He was a handy man who enjoyed creating & building just about anything from cabinets to doll beds. He loved helping others, spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed golf vacations with Betsy and his friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Neale Smith, his niece, Kathleen Carrie Smith Congdon, his brothers-in-law, Douglas Montanye and Robert McDougall.

Left to cherish his memory besides his wife of 54 years include their children, Daryl W. Smith (Aimee) of Cambridge and R. Dean Smith of Cossayuna; their grandchildren, Delaney, Zoe, Trey Smith and Avery, Evan, and Kelsy Smith; his sister, Judy Montanye of Canajoharie, his brother, David Smith (Cathy) of Canajoharie, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 3 to 6pm on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main St. Argyle. For online condolences and to view Rich’s Book of Memories, please

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00am on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Main St. Argyle. Following the services there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall.

Interment with military honors will be conducted at 11:30am on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich’s memory to the J.A. Barkley Hose Co., PO Box 263, Argyle, NY 12809 or to the Argyle Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 66, Argyle, NY 12809 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY 10163-4777.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home- Argyle
    123 Main Street
    Argyle, NY 12809
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Argyle Presbyterian Church
    48 Main Street, P.O. Box 66
    ARGYLE, NY 12809
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    Rev. Stephen McLean
    Rev. Bryan Fitzgerald
  • Reception

    Argyle Presbyterian Church
    48 Main Street, P.O. Box 66
    ARGYLE, NY 12809
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M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home Staff

Posted at 10:30am
With the first anniversary of Richard's passing approaching, we are remembering him, Betsy, your family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you share bring you peace.

Matt Spain

Posted at 12:36am
Daryl, Aimee, and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Dottie Kuba

Posted at 11:32am
Betsy and family. We are sorry for your loss of Rich. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dottie and Bob

Judi Graham

Posted at 07:27pm
Dear Betsy and family,
I was so sorry to learn about Rich. What a funny and kind friend! I remember the quiet rides with him and Gary when I'd go back to St. Rose after a weekend home. Although they SAID they enjoyed my company, I was asleep before we got out of Argyle! I know he and dad will be putting out fires again, cooking BBQ chicken, and selling raffle tickets. Take care and know you're in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Judi

Dave, Cathy, Matty and Chris

Posted at 06:22pm
"Big Brother Rich" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him!
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