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