Douglas H. Smith

Douglas H. Smith

Douglas H. Smith

NEW SCOTLAND — Douglas H. Smith, an Army veteran and engineer who liked dancing and flowers, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. He was 88.

Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Dorothy Schenmeyer and Henry D. Smith and had lived in New Scotland since 1958. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1952 to 1954. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

He married the former Audrey Quay on March 3, 1956.

Mr. Smith was employed as a civil engineer at the New York State Department of Transportation for 37 years, retiring in the early 1990s.

“Douglas and Audrey enjoyed round and square dancing and were active in hosta, iris and daylily associations,” his family wrote in a tribute. “He enjoyed camping with family and friends. He was a 26-year member of the New Scotland Kiwanis and a longtime attendee of the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville.”

He was the husband of the late Audrey Quay Smith; father of Mark E. Smith of Slingerlands and the late Craig D. Smith; and brother of Lynda Kingston and her husband, Fred, of Schodack, Wayne Smith and his wife, Linda, of Delmar, and the late Carolann Smith.  He was also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Reilly & Son Funeral Home in Voorheesville on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  A funeral service will then be held at noon at the First United Methodist Church at 68 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Colonie.

Memorial messages may be left at

Memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville, 68 Maple Ave, Voorheesville, NY 12186, or to the New Scotland Kiwanis, Post Office Box 1, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

Joined: 02/16/2017 - 20:32
Doug will be missed

I had the privilege of serving with Doug in New Scotland Kiwanis for several years. I remember him as a warm and kind man who served his community with pride and a good sense of humor. Condolences to his family and friends.

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