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The Telegram
  • Richard (Dick) Smithson

  • Richard (Dick) Smithson, 74, of Ilion, passed away November 19, 2012. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Smithson. Beloved husband, father, Papa and friend.

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  • Richard (Dick) Smithson, 74, of Ilion, passed away November 19, 2012. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Smithson. Beloved husband, father, Papa and friend.
    Richard was born October 8, 1938, the son of the late Virginia and Arthur Smithson, brother of the late James Emrich and survived by his brothers, Robert (Jane) Smithson, Ronald (Ann) Smithson, and sister, Maryann (Bernie) Jory.
    Richard is survived by his four beloved children, Sallie Murphy, Jeff (Julie) Smithson, Sharon (Bart) DeLuca, Barbie (James) Bruce; seven grandchildren, Tara, Ryan, Regan, Jami, Courtney, Hannah and Samantha; five great-grandchildren, Devyn, Baily, Ethan, Addisyn, and Grant; also by several nieces and nephews.
    He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Melvin and Helen Wilcox. Survived by brother and sister-in-law John, Donna (Jack) Wilcox and family.
    There have been many special friends in his life including, Linda and Eric Gaskins, Betty & Bill Ingerham, Charlene and Bill Gaffney, Jack and Carol Noll, Bill Dack, Gen and Joe Geloso, Ray Bush and Family, Ann Jess, Vinnie Urtz and many more.
    Richard was employed at Univac, where he received certification as a supervisor and also worked at MDS (Momentum).
    A memorial service for Richard will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion, Fr. Leo Potvin will officiate. Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The Ilion Knights of Columbus will hold their ritualistic service at noon, at the funeral home.
    On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
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