SARANAC — Donald B. "Don" Smart, 69, of Saranac, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at home. He was born April 3, 1945, in Plattsburgh, to Bernard and Laura (Rasco) Smart.
Donald graduated from Salaz Academy in Redford, N.Y. Prior to and following his service as a medic in the U.S. Army, Donald worked as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. He then moved back to New York, where he established the family farm. He was a retiree of Imperial Wall Coverings.
Donald enjoyed gardening, farming, playing guitar, and sharing stories with his loved ones. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his wife, Tami Smart; children, Duane (Alicia) and his mother Sue Nelson (Donald's former wife), Malinda (Eric) Bergstresser, Brandon (Stacey), Quinn (Jenna Martineau), Misty (Thomas Decker), Benjamin (Katie), and Dakota (Amy Tedford); grandchildren, Kyle, Eli, Makayla, and Liam; and siblings, Lawrence Smart, Ann (John) Brousseau, Louise Rascoe, Judy (Norm) Taylor, Wayne Smart, and Pauline Smart.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brown Funeral Home in Cadyville. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Donations in Don's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, C/O Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 3 Park Row, Cadyville, NY 12918, 518-293-8574. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.