Wendy B. (nee Hamilton) Smith, 53, of Grand Island, NY, passed from this life, unexpectedly, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born on September 21, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Janetta (McKenzie) Hamilton.
Mrs. Smith attended local schools and graduated from the former LaSalle High School in 1977. In 1982, Wendy earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Niagara University. On April 8, 1995, she married Douglas D. Smith in Grand Island, NY. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Smith was employed by Tops Friendly Markets, Fogel Insurance Company, Maryland Casualty Insurance Company and HSBC. Wendy was an active member of Bible Fellowship Center in Grand Island, NY, and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. She enjoyed crocheting and going to the movies and drive-in theatre with her family, as well as Bruce Springsteen concerts.
In addition to her beloved husband of over 18 years, Mrs. Smith is survived by her two children, Mackenzie and Meghan Smith; one brother, Michael (Michelle) Hamilton and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday, July 18th from 2-5 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007), where a funeral service will follow visitation at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.
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