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March 25, 2014

Noel A. Smith

Noel A. Smith

AMES — Mr. Noel A. Smith, 85, of Ames, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Palatine Nursing Home.

He was born at home in the Town of Canajoharie on Jan. 27, 1929. He was a son of Sidney and Faith (McFee) Smith. He was a graduate of Cherry Valley High School and graduated from Cornell University in three years.

Mr. Smith worked for Agway in Middleburgh for a couple of years and then went into business for himself as a general contractor. He was known in the Ames area as a very competent workman. He never left a job until it was completed to his satisfaction.

Noel was an avid gardener and enjoyed canned or frozen vegetables from his garden all year.

He was a longtime volunteer member of the Ames Fire Department.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Priscilla (MacEwen) Smith of Ames; nephews, Robert Smith and Richard Smith of Canajoharie, Ronald Smith of Nelliston; sister-in-law, Berniece Smith of Canajoharie; several grand-nieces, grand-nephews and two very special pussy cats, Sammy and Sandy.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie, NY 13317. A graveside service will be held in Ames Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Noel Smith may be made to the Ames Volunteer Fire Department, 595 Latimer Hill Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317 or Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter Inc., 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. Smith at

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