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Edward "Ted" Smith

Albany- Edward (Ted) Smith, 68, of Albany completed his life journey on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. He was an adopted son of the late Ethel Nuttall Smith of Cohoes and the late John M Smith of Latham. He was a class of 1967 graduate at Bethlehem Central and a 1971 graduate of Siena College. He is survived by his sisters Laurel Smith Aronstamm (George) of Colchester, CT, Donna Smith Nicholsen of Palm Springs, CA, and John C Smith of Delmar, NY. He is also survived by his special family of Ted Peltier, Godchildren Matt and Emily Peltier and Melissa Creighton, all of Ballston Lake, NY. He will be reunited with his beloved retriever Sadie. Having spent his winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and his summers on Lake George, he was able to enjoy much of the best that life can offer. As a resident of Executive House in Albany, he enjoyed the company of many special friends. As a world traveler he spent many years in Australia and all across Europe before his life career in the electrical industry where he was owner/president of Smith Electric and Ontario Electric Supply of Cohoes. As a firm believer in giving back to the industry where he made a living and the community that supported him, he gave freely of his time serving as President of the National Electrical Contractors Association (Albany Division), Director of the New York State Association of Electrical Contractors, Director of the Eastern Contractors Association, President of the Cohoes Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), and served on the board of the Cohoes Community Center. Ted was truly a loving and generous soul that enriched the lives of all he met. Services will be private with a memorial mass to be celebrated at a later date. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waterford.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edward Smith

Chris Smith Teds brother Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Smith

Chris Smith Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

Ted was my big brother and my guardian most of my life and most of all he was my best friend . I loved him dearly. I miss his laughter and his warm heart. He was a kind soul And would give you his shirt off his back if you needed it . I wish I was as good of a brother to him as he was to me! I think of him every day and miss him ! The most important thing in life is your family ! truly cherish Them because There gone before you know it !!! As I found out too late to say goodbye

Chris smith Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

I graduated from Bethlehem Central High School with Ted in 1967. Our 50th Reunion was held in October and Ted was in attendance. There was so much love and goodwill at that event. I hope Ted enjoyed seeing so many classmates at such a festive affair! Rest in Peace, Ted. Joyce DeFlumer

Joyce DeFlumer Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

A wonderful cousin who helped fill our lives with laughter and fun. Until we meet again...

Terri (Roman) Jabon Dec 5 2017 12:00 AM