Kimberly Ann
Greece: Died suddenly in her sleep, early Thursday morning, September 20, 2007 at age 28. She is survived by her parents, Harold 'Smitty' & Ann Smith; siblings, Terri (Dan) Schroeder; Robert (Stefanie) Smith & Jeffrey (Ivone) Smith; 'other mom', Janet Call; nephews ('her special boys'), Ethan, Collin, Jeffrey Jr. & Zachary; niece, Kiah ('her little princess'); aunts and uncles, George (Beverly) Westacott & Donna (Arthur) Miceli; cousins, Jennifer (Sarah) Westacott, Dawn (Mariah) Miceli, Stacey (Kim) Miceli, Dr. Mark (Zeynep) Miceli & Dr. Melinda (Amy) Miceli; 'other sisters,' Beth Chirdo, Christy Kuhn, Jessica Jensen, Rebekah Jones, and Shannon Gubanich'€just to name a few; and her special friend and partner, Matt Belleisle. Kimmy had so many dear friends that were part of her 'family,' all of whom had a special place in her life from childhood, High School (Hilton High School ('97)), College (the University of Buffalo ('01)), including all of the special friends she had in Virginia, at the Long Pond Pub & especially at Bernard's Grove. Most of Kim's friends were really like 'sisters and brothers,' aunts and uncles,' 'grandparents,' and 'nieces and nephews,' to her. We can not begin to name them all'€they will always be a cherished part of Kim's family's lives and her life'€a life that ended much too soon. Friends may call Monday 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Tuesday 5 P.M. at the Crescent Beach Hotel, 1372 Edgemere Drive. Interment held PRIVATELY in Riverside Cemetery.

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  1. Although I never met Kimmy, I have met her through her sister Terri on the Adult Sibling Grief site. I feel like I know Kim through Terris story, the video tribute and her guest book here. May the memories of Kim help you through these terrible days and night. May you find comfort in everyone who knew Kim and loved her.!!!!

  2. Although I still grieve and I cannot find the words to give my family the strength to overcome our loss, I will always remember you and celebrate your life. Typing on this page stains my keyboard with tears, but I will try this day to accept your passing, for my family and I, I fear, are still surely in complete denial.

    By finally writing here, but without promise, I will attempt to take one step in accepting that you will not knock me over in the kitchen with one of your hugs the next time I come home. I can still feel your arms around our family, and that is where you will always remain.

    You will always be the sunshine in the lives of so many people, but I will take a second to be selfish, you were my little Kimmy. I say it that way, because you made so many people feel that way, and that special, like they held your heart in their hands.

    QUOTE: My Dad and I, ‘We will always keep your caring heart and loving spirit alive in everything we do, but ‘baby girl’ that was your specialty.’

    I write this poem for you sister, which I will keep in my memories forever, The sun shined when you stood, your smile made my day, your arms always took me away. Your tears dripped from my cheeks many times, your laughter would sometimes only be shared by the humor of yours and mine, but we lived brother and sister through our time.

    I love you Kimmy, my little sister, best friend, heart of my family.

    Your brother,
    Jeff

  3. Because I was unable to attend the memorial at Crescent Beach,I would like to say a few words now… We both have wonderful memories of this place. Growing up,Kimberly and her family would celebrate special occasions and such. As a young girl, she loved watching the man in the trees, putting up Christmas lights. Much later, Brian and I met and later fell in love…..many times putting those lights up together. ‘If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand’. I am so grateful for our time together. Karma ‘well, we All shine on , in the moon, in the sun, in the stars.’I have no idea why our time together was cut so short. Let’s remember those great times we had and smile:). As with my sister, Amy, now Kimmy, I look to the sky and see everything brighter. Yes, I miss those hugs, smiles, and moments in time. Now I turn to their spirits, and look for signs that will connect us for that moment. Please join me on this new journey. They still have us all here to hug, laugh and smile with each other. Take Care, and Keep Smiling! Love Always, Deborah

  4. Below is a poem that Kimmy and I both loved. I thought I would share it with everyone. I have really not had the strength to write myself… The pain is to deep—I have no words. The name of the poem is ‘The World’s All Right.’ Kimmy and I first read this together about 13 years ago It is also a poem that our Grams (Grandma Brenton/Ann’s Mom) loved. Grams shared it with me and I shared it will Kim…and now with all of you. Hope it moves you like it moved us. It is not necessarily sweet and comforting, but it is powerful.
    Love, Terri
    Be honest, kindly, simple, true…
    Be honest, kindly, simple, true;
    Seek good in all, scorn but pretence;
    Whatever sorrow come to you,
    Believe in Life’s Beneficence!

    The World’s all right; serene I sit,
    And cease to puzzle over it.
    There’s much that’s mighty strange, no doubt;
    But Nature knows what she’s about;
    And in a million years or so
    We’ll know more than to-day we know.
    Old Evolution’s under way —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    Could things be other than they are?
    All’s in its place, from mote to star.
    The thistledown that flits and flies
    Could drift no hair-breadth otherwise.
    What is, must be; with rhythmic laws
    All Nature chimes, Effect and Cause.
    The sand-grain and the sun obey —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    Just try to get the Cosmic touch,
    The sense that ‘you’ don’t matter much.
    A million stars are in the sky;
    A million planets plunge and die;
    A million million men are sped;
    A million million wait ahead.
    Each plays his part and has his day —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    Just try to get the Chemic view:
    A million million lives made ‘you’.
    In lives a million you will be
    Immortal down Eternity;
    Immortal on this earth to range,
    With never death, but ever change.
    You always were, and will be aye —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    Be glad! And do not blindly grope
    For Truth that lies beyond our scope:
    A sober plot informeth all
    Of Life’s uproarious carnival.
    Your day is such a little one,
    A gnat that lives from sun to sun;
    Yet gnat and you have parts to play —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    And though it’s written from the start,
    Just act your best your little part.
    Just be as happy as you can,
    And serve your kind, and die — a man.
    Just live the good that in you lies,
    And seek no guerdon of the skies;
    Just make your Heaven here, to-day —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    Remember! in Creation’s swing
    The Race and not the man’s the thing.
    There’s battle, murder, sudden death,
    And pestilence, with poisoned breath.
    Yet quick forgotten are such woes;
    On, on the stream of Being flows.
    Truth, Beauty, Love uphold their sway —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

    The World’s all right; serene I sit,
    And joy that I am part of it;
    And put my trust in Nature’s plan,
    And try to aid her all I can;
    Content to pass, if in my place
    I’ve served the uplift of the Race.
    Truth! Beauty! Love! O Radiant Day —
    What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

  5. Big smile, a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Never anything less. Always fun, always laughing. If you came to her in a bad mood, you most certainly did not leave in one. From the day I met Kimmy 3 or 4 years ago, she was one of my favorite people and very quickly became a close friend. Everytime the sun shines I will think of her.

  6. Dear Smitty & Anne, Jeff ,Rob and extended family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you durring this trying time. Kimmy touched so many people with love durring her short life.
    She will be missed and never forgotten.
    MK

  7. Dearest Smitty and Ann,
    We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  8. From the stories I have seen here I felt this song was appropriate. I have forward this to Jeff however I feel that the whole family could relate to this as well as the friends of Kimberly. God bless all of you-may healing be a journey that is taken now.

    ‘Angel’

    Have you ever met an angel
    Whose smile is like the sun
    Whose laugh is like a melody
    That reaches everyone

    Have you ever hugged an angel
    Swept up in their embrace
    And swear there’s nothing in this world
    That makes you feel that safe

    [Chorus:]
    Have you ever really loved an angel
    Once you have you’ll never be the same again
    Have you ever had to let go of an angel
    Say goodbye, let ’em fly, my angel, my best friend

    Have you felt the strenght of an angel
    When you need it the most
    Lifted by those gentle wings
    You know you’re not alone
    Every now and then I feel the peace inside
    Wherever life may take me, I’m guided by that light

    [Chorus:]
    Have you ever really loved an angel
    Once you have you’ll never be the same again
    Have you ever had to let go of an angel
    Say goodbye, let ’em fly, my angel, my best friend

    Cause I have really loved an angel
    How could I ever be the same
    Cause I have had to let go of my angel
    Say goodbye, let ’em fly, my angel, my best friend

  9. Harold and Ann and Kimmey’s extended family. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of Kimberly. I can’t think of anything more difficult than dealing with the loss of one’s child. Our prayers are with you all during this sad time.
    Love,
    Bob, Judy and Family

  10. Hi Kimmie,
    Life just isn’t the same without you and Aunt Amy. I am flying back home to Rochester later this month and you girls are suppose to be picking me up. Ann, Smitty and Terri- my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take care and I will see you. Love, Jen

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. I was in school with Kim, but never really got to know her. What I do know is that she was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. This comes as a shock to all of us. She is so young and has much more life to live. Kim will be greatly missed by all. You will not be forgotten.

  12. I am sorry, but I have to write again. I am neither out of tears, nor will I ever be. I cannot sleep until I write again here. I read this page and I watch the video, yet I cannot accept my little sister is gone. I want to yell out and curse God, but instead I ask him dearly to keep watch over our princess. I know one day we will wrestle and play at the feet of our Lord. I think everything has been said about your life and how special you are. I just want you to know that you will always be close to my heart, but my heart misses you so much. It is hard to wake from this seemingly never-ending sorrow. I gave what little strength I had to my family and friends for 13 days while in Rochester, but now I chose to grieve and release. As much as my sister Terri has done for my family and I during this time, I feel nothing less than utterly guilty for my weakness , and still I have to write. I have been writing and will be devoting a book to Kimmy, and she is my sole inspiration to finish the tale of a few years I spent with soldiers. I started writing it the first time I deployed to Iraq, and now the words seem to come so easy. I feel like I am doing it with you watching over me. Although it is 90% true and 10% my humor and imagination, it should be helpful for families to read that lost love ones in battle.

    Kimmy my angel, I would write a book about you, how much you gave, and loved our family and friends, but you were our ‘princess” and they don’t die in fairy tales.

    I love you ‘Baby Girl.’

  13. I can’t imagine the hurt you are feeling.You are lucky to have so much family and friends to help you through this terrible time. My prayers are with all of you. Debbie Brooks

  14. i don’t feel like missing you, but there is nothing i can do, iam so sad and iam so blue,no i don’t feel like missing you, but i will anyway. kim i miss you , and promise to watch over dad and mom for you.. love you

  15. i don’t feel like missing you, but there is nothing i can do, iam so sad and iam so blue,no i don’t feel like missing you, but i will anyway. kim i miss you love and promise to watch over dad and mom for you.. love you

  16. I have not seen Kimmy in years, but the closeness I once had with her remains etched in my heart. The love she had for everyone around her could brighten up a room. She was the ‘Precious Moment’ of her family and friends. My thoughts are with all of you.

  17. I know your not alone and you were met by friends and family who went to a better place before you. We will all miss you and its hard to believe you left so soon for whatever reason you were needed elsewere. I know you will comfort your family and help them to understand why. We have to remember we will all be togather again. Our love for you will keep you alive in our hearts and keep us strong. Your smile was a ray of sunshine for so meny, keep smileing………..

  18. I lost my soul mate and my sister. We have so many memories together and I will always cherish those. Thank God for you, the Wind Beneath my Wings

  19. I never met Kim…but I feel like I know her. My son told me a little about her, and the rest I learned from a friend. He held her very dear, so I came here to learn more…and now am sitting here in tears. Why do the ‘good’ die young? Only God can truly answer that, but maybe he needed her more than we on earth. God Bless her and hold her tight.

  20. I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Kim. Although I haven’t seen or spoke to Kim in many years, I still remember what a nice person she was. She was too young to have to go…I am so sorry to all of her family and friends. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  21. I was so shocked to hear the tragic news. I remember all the times we had playing together since we were small children. Words cannot express the pain you must be going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you Harold and Ann. May her beautiful smiling face and fond memories be with us all forever. She will be missed.

  22. I will always remember Kimberly’s beautiful smile and the sweet thoughtful person she was. I am saddened by her suddent passing. My prayers are with all of her family

  23. I will always remember Kimberly’s beautiful smile and the sweet thoughtful person she was. I am saddened by her suddent passing. My prayers are with all of her family and