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Leslie Smith

Leslie J. Smith, 69, passed away Friday March 4th, 2016 at his Albany NY home. Leslie was the son of the late Charles and Sarah Teabout Smith. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Jeannine Smith. He is survived by his brothers Isaiah Smith (Elaine), Clifford Smith (Joyce), his sister Serena Smith, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Leslie was born in Amsterdam NY, on July 1st, 1946 where he attended and graduated from Amsterdam High School in 1964 receiving The Mohasco Arts Scholarship to FIT in NYC. Leslie moved to Albany NY, where he attended college at HVCC and graduated with honors and received his Associates in Applied Science and Bachelors in Human Services. Leslie also received an award for his work in Chemical Dependency Counseling by the Student Honors Convocation of HVCC. He spent his life serving others in need and working in social service positions. Leslie loved art, volunteered in the community, and spent a lot of time as a sponsor for chemical dependent people, struggling with addiction. Leslie touched the lives and hearts of all who knew him.
Viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, March15th from 5 pm to 7 pm at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home in Troy, NY located at 8 109th Street, Troy, NY 12182.

Visitation Details

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Interment Details

Vale Cemetery



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Guestbook

TO ALL THE SMITH FAMILY AND CLOSE PARTNER OF LESLIE'S. A GOOD MAN THAT WILL BE TRULY MISSED. I MET LESLIE AS A CHILD OF PROBABLY 12 YEARS OLD. I'M NOW 54. LESLIE WAS ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN TO MOST ANYONE HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH. ALWAYS WAS SMILING AND HAD NICE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT PEOPLE. WHAT A NICE PERSON. HAPPTY TO HAVE KNOWN HIM. GOD BLESS MY FRIEND. R.I.P. LES.

Michael.cohen414@gmail.com Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leslie Smith

MICHAEL J. COHEN Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

To the Smith Family: I'm very sorry to read of the loss of your loved one. During times like these it's all to easy to feel helpless and without hope. When my family and I experience tragedy of this sort we often turn to the scriptures for endurance. Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:4 speaks of a time when death will be a thing of the past and our loved ones will be reunited with us. Continue to beg God for endurance until that time comes.

Jae Mar 17 2016 12:00 AM

Leslie's memory will be a blessing for all of us in our LGBT community. He will be missed.

Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM

Will miss you Les. But I have many wonderful memories of love, laughter and arguments an a man who cared deeply about others. My condolences to the the family.

Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM

May you rest in peace dear Leslie. My condolences for the Smith family. I first met Leslie in August 1983 as a college senior and worked with him in the restaurant business over the years. He was a good friend with many times both happy and sad celebrated & observed. He will be greatly missed.

Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Leslie Love Denise

Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Smith family - Rest in Peace, Leslie!

Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM

I am.extremely lucky to have known Leslie. He broadened the scope of my life, tickled my funny bone, showed me compassion and love. The last quality time we spent was making mashed potatoes together for Thanksgiving, alrhough I saw him many times after. He enhanced every meeting, every car ride, every errand with his quick wit and thoughtful demeanor. I will miss him very much.

Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM

Blessings and peace, friend.

Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM

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