Charles H. Smith

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Charles H. Smith

May 19, 1940 - September 11, 2018

Charles H. Smith ANDES - Charles H. Smith, 78, of 9 Willard St., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the Highland Park Healthcare Center in Wellsville, following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born May 19, 1940, in Hobart, the son of Eugene and Margaret (Rampe) Smith.
Charlie graduated from South Kortright Central High School in 1958. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Oneonta State College in 1962, and a Master of Science degree from Albany State College. He later received his administration degree from Albany State College.
He started his teaching career at Andes Central School in 1962 and after many years of teaching and coaching he became the principal there; a position he held until 1985. He then moved to Belmont, where he was the business manager for Belmont Central School and later became the superintendent of schools. He retired in 1997 when the Angelica and Belmont schools merged. He was in education for 35 years as a coach, teacher, principal and administrator.
Charlie was the Kortright town supervisor for several years and was the secretary of the Delaware County Republican Committee. He was very proud to have attended the inauguration of Ronald Reagan in both 1980 and 1984. In 2005, he was inducted into the Delaware County League Hall of Fame. Charlie served as the president of the Delaware County League from 1979 to 1985. While he lived in Delaware County, he was a member of the Bloomville Grange and the Andes Grange, and received a 60-year pin from the Cuba Grange.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Maureen (Egan) Smith of Belmont; a daughter, Colleen (Jeff) Koprevich of Owego; three sons, Gene of Rochester, Len (Michele) of Elmira and Sean (Erin) of Rochester; four grandchildren who he adored and loved to have around, Kyle Koprevich, Connor, Brenna and Anya Smith. He is also survived by a cousin, Joyce (Bert) Roberts of Amherst.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Delhi. Graveside services will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville.
Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or the Belmont Betterment Association in Belmont, NY 14813.
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