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Stephen P. Smith

Palermo, New Jersey

February 1, 1954 - May 14, 2024

Stephen P. Smith Obituary

Stephen P. Smith, a resident of Palermo, NJ for 11 years, and a former Wawarsing, NY resident, peacefully left this earth on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ at 70 years old. In his final moments, Steve was surrounded by his wife and daughters listening to his favorite music and reminiscing about their favorite moments together.


Born in St. Petersburg, FL on February 1, 1954, Steve was the son of the late Harold E. Smith and Phyllis G. Martin Smith of Middletown, NY. A graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1971, Steve enlisted in the US Navy until 1973 when he was honorably discharged. Upon his return to NY, Steve began his 33 year career with the NYSDOC with nearly all of his career at Eastern Correctional Facility in Napanoch, NY. Steve was passionate about fishing, hunting, camping, playing poker on Friday nights with his friends, and of course, hanging out on the beach body surfing and watching his grandkids frolic in the sand and sun. Steve was well known as a wise guy who loved a good joke and a laugh.


Steve is survived by his wife Laura of Palermo, NJ; daughters Nicole (Brian) North of Hyde Park, NY and Rachelle (Jonathan) Gough, of King of Prussia, PA; stepdaughters Jennifer Babcock Williams (Clayton) of Kenmore, NY and Brandy Babcock Kennedy (Robert) of New Windsor, NY; and his grandchildren Alexandria, Benjamin, Emilia, Maren, and Miles. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces including Ray Smith (Tammy), Carl Dunn, and Katherine Dunn. He was predeceased by his brothers Harold Smith Jr, Robert Smith, Ronald Smith, and James Dunn.


Honoring Steve’s request, cremation has been handled by Godfrey Funeral Home, Palermo, NJ, and a celebration of life will follow later this summer. The family expresses deep gratitude to all of the doctors and nurses at Shore Medical Center who assisted with his final days and showed great compassion for Steve and his family. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-memorial-giving


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Stephen P. Smith hosted by The Godfrey Funeral Home.

Stephen P. Smith, a resident of Palermo, NJ for 11 years, and a former Wawarsing, NY resident, peacefully left this earth on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ at 70 years old. In his final moments, Steve was surrounded by his wife and daughters listening to his favorite music and reminiscing about their favorite moments together.


Born in St. Petersburg, FL on February 1, 1954, Steve was the son of the late Harold E. Smith and Phyllis G. Martin Smith of Middletown, NY. A graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1971, Steve enlisted in the US Navy until 1973 when he was honorably discharged. Upon his return to NY, Steve began his 33 year career with the NYSDOC with nearly all of his career at Eastern Correctional Facility in Napanoch, NY. Steve was passionate about fishing, hunting, camping, playing poker on Friday nights with his friends, and of course, hanging out on the beach body surfing and watching his grandkids frolic in the sand and sun. Steve was well known as a wise guy who loved a good joke and a laugh.


Steve is survived by his wife Laura of Palermo, NJ; daughters Nicole (Brian) North of Hyde Park, NY and Rachelle (Jonathan) Gough, of King of Prussia, PA; stepdaughters Jennifer Babcock Williams (Clayton) of Kenmore, NY and Brandy Babcock Kennedy (Robert) of New Windsor, NY; and his grandchildren Alexandria, Benjamin, Emilia, Maren, and Miles. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces including Ray Smith (Tammy), Carl Dunn, and Katherine Dunn. He was predeceased by his brothers Harold Smith Jr, Robert Smith, Ronald Smith, and James Dunn.


Honoring Steve’s request, cremation has been handled by Godfrey Funeral Home, Palermo, NJ, and a celebration of life will follow later this summer. The family expresses deep gratitude to all of the doctors and nurses at Shore Medical Center who assisted with his final days and showed great compassion for Steve and his family. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-memorial-giving


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Stephen P. Smith hosted by The Godfrey Funeral Home.

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