Wayne A. Smith, Jr. - October 19, 2008

   TROY – Wayne Arthur Smith, Jr. passed away suddenly .  Born in Feura Bush on October 5, 1968 to Wayne and Susanne Smith.

     Wayne graduated from R-C-S in 1986, graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelors Degree and Maria College with a Nursing Degree.  He was a nurse at Albany Medical Center for 5 years on E8 and recently with Darryl DiRisio, MD.  He also worked for Albany ARC at the Rapp Road House.

     Besides his parents he is survived by his life partner John Hanson of Troy;  sisters Suzee (Bob Williams) Smith of Selkirk and Sheri (Dan) Dawson of Ravena;  brothers Edward (Lynn) Smith of Ravena and Chad (Sara) Smith of New Baltimore;  nephews and nieces, Zachary, Tyler and Brianna Smith, Candace and Matthew Dawson, Brandon Williams, Lily, Ashlyn, Jenna and Cameron Smith;  grandmother Elizabeth Smith;  and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Wayne was predeceased by his grandparents Arthur V. Smith and LeVere and Mary Fuller.

     Wayne had many friends and was loved by all.  He was a terrific person, so compassionate, loving and wonderful.

     A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held 10 AM Friday, October 24th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bethlehem.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM.  Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.