ROTTERDAM – Scott R. Smith, 27, of Rotterdam, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 23, 2011. Scott was born in Albany and raised in Canton, Binghamton, and Cortland. He was a graduate of Cortland High School, and was trained as an electrician through the electrical unions in Albany and El Paso, TX. He then was employed by Electrical Staffing, Inc.
Scott is survived by his wife Buffy Little-Smith; his father Richard D. Smith of Rotterdam; his grandparents Elizabeth and Edwin Combs; his sister Tiffany Smith of Albany; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Debora Ann Nicklas Smith in 2008.
Calling hours will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Services and interment will be held privately at Memory’s Garden, Colonie, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Larry & Dese Simmons
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Please accept our condolences. We are praying for you and your family during this time. God bless you and your family. “Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you.” (1Peter 5:7).
Larry & Dese Simmons
Phil Di Pietro
I’m sorry for your loss and wish I had the perfect words to say, but all I can do is think of the happy times I shared with Scott as a young child. There are so many of them, which is great, but I still can’t find the answer of why such a tragic event would happen. All I can say is that my prayers will be said for your all’s family and I wish you all the best this year. Take care and I’ll being praying that your family can find peace!
Phil Di Pietro
Joseph and Shana Howe
Scott you were and still are a wonderful man. You were always a joy to be around and we will miss your presents so very much. You always gave a helping hand and beleave me NOTHIN you ever did for my family and myself ever went unnoticed. I am so glad we got to spend the time that we had with you while you were in Elmira and before you got placed in better hands. My deariest sympathies go out to your family. You are in a special place now and one day we will see you again. We love and miss you Scott.
Joseph and Shana Howe (Of Elmira, New York)
Buff and family….I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express your loss and somehow it seems inadequate to say I’m sorry. I cannot imagine the loss of your child, but I am well aware of the loss of a husband…Buff you have all my love and prayers today and always! Love Mom2
Tiffany and family
I am so sorry for your huge loss. I just read it in the Cortland Standard. My prayers are with you all. Scott was a great kid. We saw him lots on our side of the circle. He was in my grandson, Robbie’s class at CHS. Hang onto all of your wonderful memories. I can relate to what you are going through as we lost our youngest son, Tommy, at 25 yrs. old in 1992, and my husband in Nov. 2010.
Sincerely and With Love,
Mark, Brian & Rhea Foote
I cannot express enough words of my sorrow to think Scott has passed on. Rhea got a hold of me from Tennessee to let me know . We all enjoyed some wonderful times together and from the depth of our hearts, wish to express our deepest condolences for the family. Scott was a good man. I was so glad he pursued being an electrician. You all will be in our hearts and prayers.
Mark Foote & the kids
Alanna (Barry) Gillis
I am at a loss. To say I am sorry to hear of this woul dbe an uderstatment. Scott was a wonderful person and an even better friend and I will miss him greatly. Scott you were one of kind and we loved you. My condolences to all of Scott’s family and friends. May time take the hurt away and leave you with the happy memeories you shared with such a wonderful person.
Mark and Stephanie Weick
Tiffany and Family, Mark and I offer our sincere condolences to you in this time of sorrow. We are praying for you and that the Lord will guide you through. Trust in Him. Lots of love!
A life so young released to heaven , left on Earth we wonder why, But some are sent among us briefly ‘Some have Spirits meant to fly’
Buffy and the Smith family ~ May friends comfort you, faith uphold you, and loving memories heal your heart! My deepest sympathy is with all of you! I am so sorry I cannot attend the services. You are all in my thoughts!
Scott ~ although we did not know each other very long, I was certainly blessed with your warm and inviting smile every time I was in your presence! Your gracious nature and loving heart was apparent will be remembered always. Great memories were created and will never be forgotten! You are forever loved, will never be forgotten, and are greatly missed!
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.
To the Smith Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. I met Scott when I was about 12 when I came to visit my family in Cortland, NY. He was a great friend and probably my first childhood crush. I can still see his smile in my memory though it has been years since the last time I saw him. I will live with his memory and know that he is watching down on all of you during this very painful time.
Michelle (Fernald) Henry. Colchester, Vermont .
Kathy & Bill Hill
Richie and Tiffany,
There are no words to express our sympathies to you. Just please
know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill & Kathy
Jack and Barb Hilsinger
We were so sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. We remember him and Tiffany going around the circle as children and teenagers. No one can know what you are feeling unless they have been through it; however, the best thing we can do is to pray for you, Tiffany, and the rest of the family. May God’s love embrace you all.
I wanted to send along my condolences on your loss. Your family has been through a lot over the last few years. Scott was a great kid and I always enjoyed coaching him on the ice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
may god bless his soul, im so sorry for your lose