Roger F. Smith

Roger F. Smith

Roger F. Smith

CLARKSVILLE — Roger F. Smith, who owned a paint store in Delmar and who loved the Altamont Fair, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, with family members around him. He was 81.

He was born Aug. 1, 1939 in Albany to the late Fred and Myrtle Smith. He grew up in South Berne where he was part of the Hayburners Horse Club where many knew him as “Skippy” and “Smitty.”  

He worked for the State of New York, Albany Frosted Foods, and Delmar Lumber. At Delmar Lumber, he learned the trade of paint mixing, which led to his opening his own paint store in Delmar, Roger Smith Paint and Wallpaper, retiring after 34 years.  

“Roger’s greatest passion was participation at the Altamont Fair where he served as a director and at one point president,” his family wrote in a tribute.

He was a member of the Onesquethaw Fire Company, the Adirondack A’s Model A Club, and Clarksville Community Church.  

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Nancy; by his daughters, Kelly Domermuth and her husband, Alan, and Tracey Kushner and her husband, Peter; and by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

A service will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clarksville Community Church, 1997 Delaware Turnpike, Feura Bush, NY 12067, or to Alzheimer’s.

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