Gary Smith U.S. Navy helicopter pilot

OBITS-SmithGaryGary L. Smith, 70, of Fulton, died suddenly Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home.

He was a graduate of Fulton High School class of 1960 and SUNY at Buffalo class of 1965 where he received his bachelor of science degree in business administration. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and served as a helicopter pilot based at the Naval Station in Lakehurst, N.J.

He had worked as a quality control engineer for P.S.E.&G. in Newark, N.J. for many years as a self-employed commodities trader and truck driver for various trucking companies. He enjoyed music, playing piano, traveling and spending time with his niece and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Everett Smith. Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Waldron Smith of Fulton; a brother, Brian (Sharan Nicola-Smith) Smith of Oakley, Calif.; nephews, Derek, Christopher and Jamison Smith; a niece, Brittney Smith; and several cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 1 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 356 North Midler Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206.

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