Scott Smith


Scott Smith, husband, father and friend, died peacefully on March 10th 2012, in his home, surrounded by his family and the people he loved.

He started his life in Rochester NY on July 31, 1957. As a young man he moved to his adopted hometown of Saratoga Springs where he married the love of his life and started and raised his beautiful family. Scott was also a highly accomplished athlete, artist, musician and craftsmen. He spent many happy hours working at the Collamer Building in Saratoga Springs.

All who had the gift of his company loved Scott. His life made a difference in this world. His strength of character, wisdom and positive nature left us with a lasting and meaningful path to follow.

He was predeceased by his mother, Valerie. Scott is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim, his children, Ben and his wife Marjanna, Emilie, and Ryan, his father, George Smith of Rochester, brother, Steve Smith of Florida, and mother in law and father in law, Jim and Ellie Spencer of Middleburgh.

His family would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the recent “For the Love of Scott” benefit event. It brought joy to his heart and comfort to his family.

Our community is poorer because of his passing and his light will be missed.

A memorial service will be held 4pm Tuesday, March 13, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Sarah, Mike, Nick and Anna Alford

Dear Ryan, Kim and family,
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and husband. We remember his kindness and generosity when in Little League, he quietly presented a photo collage for every member of the team - pictures he'd been taking all season - every kid was included - what a thoughtful thing to do.

Don and Jackie Wood

Dear Kim, Ben, Marjanna, Emilie & Ryan,

We just wanted all of you to know how sorry we are to hear of Scott's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if there is anything you need. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Tim Higgins, Buffalo NY

Very sorry for your loss, Scott was a good man. Your loss is heavens gain. I hope heaven has lots of ice cream for you Scott, you deserve it. God bless all of you

Lynette Jensen - Corinth High School

Ryan - I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. Your father was and your mother is so very lucky to have you as their son. You should be proud of everything you have done for your father and your family. Thinking of you, Mrs. Jensen

Penny Roberts

Dear Kim and Family, I didn't know Scott, but I knew Kim from her work at Gaffneys. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in remembering the many wonderful memories of Scott and the times she shared with your family. I thought you may find the poem below comforting while going through this very difficult time. An Angel whispered take my hand and come with me you're work here is done. I went away to a place where there's no tears, nor sorrow only laughter and smiles, where there will always be a Tomorrow. As I move amongst the clouds. I'll look down and smile upon you, while the angels sing a heavenly song. I am not alone all who went before are here they awaited my return. I know you'll grieve and wish I was still there I am here in the memories you hold dear. Remember how much I love you and know I took your love with me. I did not wish for you to cry, nor feel sad. My pain is gone and I am Free! Soon you'll come to me until then God will be with you Just as He's with me. Take care and may you find comfort in the fond memories of your cherished family member. By:Diana Blokzyl

Lauri Schmidt

Dear Kim and family, I love all of you and I am so very sorry for your loss. We have all been blessed by knowing Scott and I pray that you will all find comfort in the memories that you will always have. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that God will give each one of you the strength to get through these difficult times. Please know that I am with you in Spirit. Love, Lauri

Monica and Jeff Ravreby

Dearest Kim, You, Scott and your beautiful family have shown us all how to celebrate life in the most positive and loving way that we've ever seen. You serve as an example to us all. Thank you. Much love to you always, Monica and Jeff

Sandi Heidorn

Dear Kim and family,
You continue in my thoughts and prayers...May God give you and your family comfort thru your friends as you mourn Scott's loss, but also celebrate the great person he was.
In friendship,
Sandi Heidorn