October 30, 1943 - November 21, 2021
Frederick J. Smith, 78, of Baldwinsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born in Syracuse to the late Frederick and Agnes (Costello) Smith and graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s in Philosophy from St. Bernard’s Seminary and his Master’s and Certificate of Advanced Study in Education from SUNY Cortland. Fred worked for nearly 50 years as a teacher and administrator for the Syracuse City School District, Baldwinsville City School District and the Catholic Diocese of Rochester among others. Fred was a devoted husband, father and grandfather extraordinaire, loyal friend, committed volunteer, lifelong naturalist and every dog’s best friend. In addition to his parents, Fred is predeceased by his brother, Martin Smith, and his beloved dogs, Penny, Riley and Murphy. Fred is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn (Galvin) Smith; his daughters, Jennifer Ann Smith and Karen Lynn (Eric) Simon; granddaughters, Rachel Jael and Hannah Claire Simon; his grand-dogs, Charly and Lucy; along with many cousins, countless friends and colleagues. Calling hours will take place from 4 – 7 pm on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Thomas J. Pirro Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Road (corner of Buckley Road), North Syracuse. The family asks that those individuals who are not fully vaccinated please wear a mask. A funeral mass in celebration of Fred’s life will be held at 9 am on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Baldwinsville. Those attending are welcome to bring a story to share. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to the nurses, caregivers and therapists from Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place who cared for Fred like a member of their own family, and to the close-knit class of ’61 from SJA for their enduring friendship, love and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred’s name may be made to the Food Bank of CNY, 7066 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse, NY 13209 or Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, at helpinghoundsdogrescue.org/memorial-donation.
Frederick J. Smith, 78, of Baldwinsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born in Syracuse to the late Frederick and Agnes (Costello) Smith and graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School. He went on to receive... View Obituary & Service Information
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