Richard R. Smiley

richard r. smiley
GREECE: Monday, August 18, 2008 at age 60. Predeceased by his mother, Elinor Wood. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathleen Smiley; father, Willet Wood; son, Richard (Elizabeth) Smiley; daughter, Karen (Michael II) Swedick; grandchildren, Ella, Alyssa, Camryn, & Madison; many friends. Friends may call Thursday 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held Friday 11:45 AM at St. Mark’s and St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1245 Culver Rd. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

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  1. Dad, it’s been 9 days since your entry to Heaven, and I miss you more today than ever. I know you are in a better place and no longer in pain. We are all missing you greatly. I hope you are having a good time with grandma, and Dennis. I know you must be happy that you see them again!!! I love you dad…………..

  2. Dear Kathleen & Family, I was so shocked to hear of Richard’s passing away. I just found out from Kathy Vigna. Please accept my deepest sympathy. He He was the kind of person you liked immediately after meeeing him for the first time. He was warm, freindly and full of chatter (smile). He was a wondeful gift God shared with us. I am confidant he is now enjoying the fullness of life at the eternal banquet in Heaven. I will offer a mass for the repose of his soul. Peace & Love! Fr. Conrad (from Buffalo).

  3. Dear Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear the loss of your loved one. May his Guardian Angel be with you, all in the time of sorrow. Richard will always be remembered for his friendly chats & his love to share any sport issues during our school years @ SMSD!! May God rest his soul. My condolences,
    Jenny ^j^

  4. Dear Kathy and family,
    My husband Henry and I are very sorry to hear about your loss husband Richard. Our prayers are with you and yours . He is in peace no more pains God Bless all
    our love you ,Paulette (Class of 72)

  5. Dear Kathy, I was so sorry to hear about Richard. I will keep Richard, you and your family in my prayers. Fondly, Carol Lynch McSwain (SMSD)

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that the comfort of our Father would be with you and your family.

  7. I condole you and your family. I grew up with him at SMSD and knew him as very good man. He was loving person.

    Jack Rosenthal, Class of ’71.

  8. My condolence to you and your family of lost the loved one, Richard. I remembered him very well at SMSD years as very nice and funny guy. We will see him in the spirit some days. i wish i can see him one more time but I live far away.
    Suzy – Class of 1975

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am very sorry for your loss. I am certain that the Lord welcomed your Father/ Husband with open arms, and he is catching up with his best friend Dennis:)



  11. On behalf of 5800, we wish to extend our heart felt condoleses to the Smiley family for the lose of Richard Smile.We really missed him Smiley, We wish he would have lived much longer. We are so saddened to hear of your final journey. May your soul rest in peace, and may the family be consoled.

  12. Richard will always be missed and it will not be the same without him here with us. He has always been a true child of God and he has just been called home. May you and your family find peace in his memory and the knowledge that he is in heaven.

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