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Donald F. Smith

Hyde Park, New York

October 31, 1935 - June 8, 2024

Donald F. Smith Obituary

Hyde Park, NY


Donald F. Smith, born on October 31,1935 to Frederick and Adele Smith in Marion, KS, passed away on June 8, 2024.


He was raised in nearby Olpe, KS. He graduated from Olpe High School in 1953. Don then moved to the Hudson Valley while serving in the United States Army.


After being stationed at West Point, he met his wife, Shirley A (nee Griffin, from Poughkeepsie, NY) of 66 years. After his military service, Donald received his Registered Nurse (RN) Certification from Dutchess County Community College and his bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) at SUNY New Paltz. He worked as Head Nurse at the Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie, NY for 34 years.


Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a lifelong membership to the Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed his hunting trips to Colorado, Wyoming, and his home state of Kansas. He cherished the many summer trips to Canada with his Grandson Noel Lebron Jr. Don experienced life to the fullest traveling abroad to China, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea DMZ, and much of Europe and 46 out of 50 United States.


Donald is survived by his wife Shirley of Hyde Park NY, daughter, Tori L. Smith of Wappingers Falls NY, son, Donald Smith Jr. and his wife Tawana of Hillsboro, MO, grandson Noel Lebron, Jr. and his wife Catherine of Hyde Park, NY and brother Dale Smith and his wife Patricia of Marion, KS.


Funeral services will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, 4365 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Condolences may be made to the family at www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


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Hyde Park, NY


Donald F. Smith, born on October 31,1935 to Frederick and Adele Smith in Marion, KS, passed away on June 8, 2024.


He was raised in nearby Olpe, KS. He graduated from Olpe High School in 1953. Don then moved to the Hudson Valley while serving in the United States Army.


After being stationed at West Point, he met his wife, Shirley A (nee Griffin, from Poughkeepsie, NY) of 66 years. After his military service, Donald received his Registered Nurse (RN) Certification from Dutchess County Community College and his bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) at SUNY New Paltz. He worked as Head Nurse at the Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie, NY for 34 years.


Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a lifelong membership to the Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed his hunting trips to Colorado, Wyoming, and his home state of Kansas. He cherished the many summer trips to Canada with his Grandson Noel Lebron Jr. Don experienced life to the fullest traveling abroad to China, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea DMZ, and much of Europe and 46 out of 50 United States.


Donald is survived by his wife Shirley of Hyde Park NY, daughter, Tori L. Smith of Wappingers Falls NY, son, Donald Smith Jr. and his wife Tawana of Hillsboro, MO, grandson Noel Lebron, Jr. and his wife Catherine of Hyde Park, NY and brother Dale Smith and his wife Patricia of Marion, KS.


Funeral services will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, 4365 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Condolences may be made to the family at www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Donald F. Smith hosted by Sweets Funeral Home.

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