James Curtis Smith of 165 Wrenwood Way and a former Little Genesee resident passed away on Sunday March 26, 2023 at the Hospice of Western Reserve, Cleveland Ohio, following a lengthy illness.
Born on March 23, 1948 in Olean, he was the son of Paul B. and Geraldine Stone Smith.
Jim married Henrietta J. Speta in 1966 in Scio, she preceded him in death on September 11, 1977. On June 10, 1078 he married Kathleen Krusey in Monroeville PA. Mrs. Smith survives.
Jim was a graduate of Bolivar Central School class of 1966.
Jim was employed as a machinist by Dresser Rand Co. Wellsville from 1967-2013.
An avid NASCAR/Rusty Wallace fan, Jim was a car buff since before he was old enough to drive. He was an accomplished auto body repairman and took great pride in his cars and trucks. His fondest memories of his teenage years were his antics with great friends and brothers in Kossuth, plus time he spent in the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp. He loved working outside to keep his home looking the best it could be, as long as it involved equipment in John Deere green. He loved his family unconditionally, including fur kids past and president.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother, Geraldine Wood Bolivar. Three children: Michelle L. Reynolds, Richburg, Patricia A. Allen, Leesburg FL, and Duane C. Smith, Clifton Springs N.Y. Ten grandchildren, and Seven Great-Grandchildren. Three sisters: Linda (Skip) Benjamin, Bolivar, Carol Perrin, Palm Harbor FL, Nancy Borrino, Webster N.Y. One brother David (Kathi Winecker) Smith Flemington N.J. Step-Sister Brenda (Roger) Olmstead Cuba N.Y. Step-Brothers, Dale Wood, Saginaw TX. Merle Wood, Greeley CO. Bruce (Amy Nielsen) Wood, Davenport IA. Several Nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a brother Thomas H. Smith, Step-Brother Phillip Wood, and Step-Father Carlton Wood.
At Jims request services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.
Memorials to the Bolivar Community Improvement Club 154 Wellsville St. Bolivar N.Y. 14715. SPCA serving Allegany Co. 5440 Rt. 19 Belmont N.Y. 14813
A life celebration will be held on Saturday April 8, 2023 at 12:30P.M. at the Bolivar United Methodist Church 80 Friendship St. Bolivar N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar