Joseph J. Smith

  • Born: October 10, 1933
  • Died: December 6, 2016
  • Location: Mahopac, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Tel. (845) 621-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family


Joseph J. Smith, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at the age of 83. He was born in Archbald, PA on October 10, 1933, the son of Joseph L. and Mary McGee Smith.

Joe earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Kings College and served in the US Army. He retired as Director of Financial Reporting from IBM Corp. after a long and distinguished career with the company. He also served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Joe was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac and was a former Eucharistic Minister there, along with his wife, Jean.

On January 25, 1958 he married Jean E. Moore at St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale, PA. In addition to Jean, he is survived by his children; Joseph and his wife, Karen of Mahopac, James and his wife, Karen of Danbury, CT, Catherine Vollmer of Hopewell Junction, NY, Maureen Lavin and her husband, Michael of Carmel, NY and Carolyn Smith and her husband Donald Elsey of Davidsonville, MD; his sisters, Suzanne Outman of Owego, NY and Carol Smith of Katonah, NY and his beloved 11 grandchildren, Kayla, Karl, Brian, Casey, Matthew, Kelleigh, Emily, Owen, Michael, Allie and Katie. He is also survived by his nieces, Jennifer and Melinda and his nephew David, who affectionately called him "UJ", as well as many nieces and nephews living out of the area, with whom he greatly enjoyed seeing when they were able to get together at family gatherings.

Visiting will be held on Thursday December 8 and Friday December 9 from 5-8 pm each day at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday December 10 at 10 am at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac with interment to follow at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery, Mahopac Falls.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. John's Food Pantry, 225 East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY 10541.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Joe, Jim and family - I'm so very sorry just hearing that your Dad passed. I remember seeing him at IBM through the years and then would see him when he was helping out with services after he retired. He was a kind man with such a nice smile. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your families.
My Deepest Sympathy, Jan

Posted by Jan Jankowski Conover - Patterson, NY - Friend   January 03, 2017

Merry Christmas in Heaven Pop

Posted by Joe Smith - Son   December 24, 2016

Joe I'm sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He was a very kind man with a wonderful sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers to your family

Posted by Nancy Ormsby Willey - Barnstable, MA - Classmate   December 16, 2016

Candle

I am so very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I have such wonderful memories of our neighborhood and your dad always being a part of it. I also remember Charlie Brown hanging out on your porch and your dad calling to let us know where we could find him. Heaven has gained a special angel. Keep all the memories close. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Debbie DeMasi Omuleski - Poughkeepsie, NY - Family Friend   December 14, 2016

Condolences to the loss of your father. I am your fathers first cousin.

Posted by Girard McGee - Chalfont, PA - Family   December 11, 2016

Joseph, rest in peace

Posted by Barry & Joanne McGee - Lebanon, PA - Family   December 10, 2016

Candle

Jean, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joe was a wonderful person and fun to be with. We have so many memories of being together as a group down in North Myrtle Beach. How Tony enjoyed playing golf with Joe. Now the golfers are together (Jack, Bernie, Tony and Joe). Know that my thought, prayers and love go out to you and your loved ones. God Bless Anne Riley

Posted by Anne Riley - Vestaloe, NY - Friend   December 10, 2016

Joe,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss seeing you at Schech's. I will always remember the smile that you had when you came into the shop and your happy demeanor.
God Bless.
Kate

Posted by Katelyn Corsitto - Acquaintance   December 10, 2016

So sorry to all for your loss.

Posted by Michael Young - Stamford, CT - Neighbor   December 09, 2016

Candle

Rest in Peace Uncle Joe. Love and hugs to Aunt Jean and all my cousins.

Posted by Jeannie McDonald - Leesburg, VA - Classmate   December 09, 2016

Jean, Suzanne, Carol and families, although we saw Joseph infrequently, he certainly was an engaging and warm man. Please accept our condolences on his passing.

Posted by Gardner and Ellen Smith - Springfield, VA - Family   December 09, 2016

Please accept our sorrow at the passing of joe. Although we haven't seen him in a while,I remember him as a great guy. To Jean and their children, and Suzanne and carol I send my love.

Posted by Peggy Jean and joe Buonomo - Carbindale, PA - Family   December 08, 2016

Dear Jean, Joe, Jimmy, Cathy, Maureen and Carolyn,
I am saddened to read of Joe's passing. He was an outstanding gentleman, colleague, manager and most of all, friend. I have fond memories of our days in Carbondale, Endicott and Owego, Burlington and other places our paths crossed over the years. The Burlington days are especially memorable. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Leo

Posted by Leo Burke - Vestal, NY   December 08, 2016

Candle

We are so so sorrytoheR of joes passing We have been friends for more than 45 years we have so many memories of both your dad and mom we are very saddened that we will not be able to visit Joe we are now in the Fountains a independent living facility we had to give up our car as we canno longer drive We want you to know we are thinking of all of you and wish we can be there with all of you please give joe a kiss for us Tell joe John says he will always remember the golf game love to all ofyou

Posted by John and Sandra DeMasi - Millbrok, NY - Family Friend   December 08, 2016

Mrs. Smith, Joe, Jimmy, Cathy, Maureen, and Carolyn,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My Mom (Prudy), Leslie, Ray and I all send our deepest sympathy.
We truly, were the fortunate ones to have had "The Smith's" as our neighbors. A lot of good times and fond memories!
May fond memories sustain you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Sally Williams Uva

Posted by Sally Williams Uva - Whitesboro, NY - Neighbor   December 08, 2016

Dear Carol and everyone single one of the Smith family and that includes Suzanne and all her family. I feel like someone from my own family has gone and I am so very sad for all the hurt you feel now. But I am relieved to know Joe is beyond the suffering. Joe really had a Wonderful Life and most important a Wonderful Family. Sorry I won't be back in time to be with you --- back late Saturday. I'll be thinking of you all.

Posted by Norma Lemberger - Armonk, NY - Family   December 08, 2016

My sincere condolences to the Smith family on the loss of Joe. I worked with and for Joe at IBM starting back in the early 1970's. when he was transferred to Armonk.
Joe was a smart, well respected Accountant but above all, a real gentlemen. He will be missed
Mike Giangrande, Somers

Posted by Michael Giangrande - Somers, NY - Coworker   December 08, 2016

Joe,
Our sympathy goes out to you and your entire family on the loss of your father. May He Rest In Peace.

Posted by Scott Hicks - Geneseo, NY   December 08, 2016

Candle

We are so sorry for your loss. Although we did not know your father we know what a wonderful, compassionate person Joe Smith is and the apple never falls far from the tree. Your family is in our prayers.
Susan and Steven Salomone

Posted by Susan Salomone - Carmel, NY   December 08, 2016

I am sorry to hear of Your Dad's death. I didn't know him personally, but I'm sure he was a wonderful man. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Carolyn Flatley & family

Posted by Carolyn Flatley - Acquaintance   December 08, 2016

To the Smith family, relatives and friends of Mr. Smith.
My condolences to each one of you on the loss of this sweet, sweet man, may he rest peacefully.

Posted by Giana Capone - Carmel, NY - Family Friend   December 07, 2016

Dear Joe,

I know you are smiling down on all of us right now, but our hearts are sad because we lost one of the most wise, loving, understanding and outstanding human beings there ever was. Also, one of the greatest Acey Ducie players! You were a very special person - one that got it right! Your family can be proud and grateful for the great legacy you left them. As you continue your journey to His Divine Love know that we will never forget you.

Jean's sister Patty

Posted by Ann (Pat) Resine - Wilmington, DE - Family   December 07, 2016

I was proud I share my birthday with Pop!!! Thinking of all of you!!

Posted by Matrez Jeffery - Warwick, NY - Family   December 07, 2016

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, If anything I can do, don't hesitate to call. Best regards, Kevin

Posted by Kevin Delehanty - Wappingers Falls, NY - Friend   December 07, 2016

Dear Carol and Suzanne and family,

Bart and I were so sorry to learn about your brother, Joe. Wish we could be there for you. Sending loving thoughts and prayers and big hugs to both of you...may he rest in peace.

Posted by Pat and Bart Smith - Naples, FL - Family Friend   December 07, 2016

Candle

I'm sorry for your loss Cathy.

Posted by Kathy Gunn - Little Falls, NY - Friend   December 07, 2016

Rest in peace my friend. the world is a better place because you were part of it. you brought joy and happiness to your family and friends. thank you for being who you were and you can be proud of the wonderful job you did with your family!! you will be missed RIP my friend!! heaven has taken another angel

Posted by Frank gunn - Mahopac, NY - Family Friend   December 07, 2016

Joe, my sincere condolences to you and to your family. Your Dad was well cared for on his journey home.

Posted by Robert Ruston - Newburgh, NY - Friend   December 06, 2016

Thoughts and Prayers to the family.

Posted by Ray Williams - Leesburg, VA - Neighbor   December 06, 2016

Joe, I never saw or met a man who loved everyone so much! Never once saw you in a bad mood! You are loved by so many people! JOE, YOU ARE MARVELOUS!

Posted by Ann Ryan - Archbald, PA - Family   December 06, 2016

I will Pray that Dad will rest in the Arms of Jesus

Posted by Charles Marasca - POUGHQUAG, NY - Family Friend   December 06, 2016