Martin “Marty” W. Smith, 76, of Elm Valley Road, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born in Wellsville on November 11, 1945 the son of the late Virgil and Marian (Bartoo) Smith. On November 26, 1966 he married his wife of fifty-four years, Sharlotte Robinson, who survives .
Marty was a lifelong resident of this area, graduating from Whitesville Central High School in 1964. His first passion was farming having grown up on a farm in West Union. He worked for Dresser-Rand from 1965 until his retirement from the Navy Group in 2008. After retirement, he returned to his farming roots and helped many neighbors and friends in Elm Valley. He enjoyed golfing, splitting wood, watching NASCAR, and Tuesday morning breakfast with fellow Dresser-Retirees . He’ll be remembered as a friend to many, who was always willing to help anyone; with Marty, action spoke louder than words.
In addition to Sharlotte, he is survived by: a daughter, Stacey Smith-Roberts of Wellsville; three grandchildren, Paige (James) Baldwin of Lockport, James McNeill and Morgan McNeill of Lockport; three great-grandchildren, Reid, Finn, and Quinn Baldwin; a brother, Gordon “Mike” Smith of Whitesville; a sister, Gloria Young of Columbus , GA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: a son, Gregory who passed in 1987.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4 – 6 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville (34 West State Street). The funeral service will follow at 6 PM in the funeral home with Reverend Ann Jenkins presiding. Burial will take place in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.