Lawrence Smith, 76, of 35 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid, where he had been a resident since September.
He was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary Smith. He was born on April 28, 1937, in Albany. He married Lorraine M. Roche on March 29, 1958, at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine; two sons: Larry (Peggy) and their children Lauren and Andrew of Scotia, and Patrick (Susan) and their children Padrick (Danielle), Olive, Justin (Jane), all of Amsterdam; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Beth (Wayne) Bickford and their children Tammy (Jim) Blair, and David (Sandy) Bickford of Ray Brook; and one brother, Terry and his children Patty and Peter of Freehold. He is also survived by cousins Patty Reilly and family, Kevin O’Hara and family, Michael Heelan and family, and Edward Heelan.
Larry attended Saranac Lake High School and then joined the United States Marines. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Saranac Lake and was a carpet layer for G. Carver Rice and several other businesses. In 1970, he went to work for the New York State Department of Cor-rections and worked at several facilities. He retired from Greene Correctional in 1995. Larry loved golf, fishing and bowling.
Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, with Rev. Mark Reilly officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake.
Friends wishing to remember Lawrence Smith may make memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society or Interfaith Food Pantry in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.