Wayne R. Smith, 74 of Akron, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (March 13, 2021) at the Elderwoods of Williamsville.
He was born February 23, 1947 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Joseph and Melba Hayes Smith.
Mr. Smith was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1968-1971. He was formerly employed by the U.S. Gypsum and most recently Perry’s Ice Cream. He was a proud member of the Niagara River Beagle Club and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Wayne also enjoyed his family and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Maria M. Smith of Akron. Son, Michael Smith of Akron. Daughter, Kristen (Matthew) Pollock of Sterling, NY. Grandchildren, Kylie and Ethan Pollock.
He was the brother of the late Dennis Smith.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment and military honors in the Western New York National Cemetery, Pembroke, NY.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.