Craig Steven Smith

Craig Steven Smith of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Good Shepard Specialty Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.  He was 67.

He was born December 13, 1951 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Arthur Smith and the late Doris Campbell Smith.

Craig is a member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Matamoras, PA.  He worked on various committees but his favorite was calling the numbers during the Penny Social.  He was also a Past Grand Knight of Columbus, Council #13935.

A family statement read: “Craig’s love of horses was clearly shown in his training and owning of race trotters and pacers.  He also had a love for fishing and gardening, but is most remembered for his Christmas party games and fireworks on the Fourth of July.  So with that in mind, let’s “Celebrate” his life, as he fought a long battle and will surely be missed by many.”

Surviving by:

His wife Rosemary Dewey-Smith

Father: Arthur Smith and his wife Gertrude (Gert) Smith

Sons: Ryan Smith and his wife Mia; Thomas Dewey and his wife Maureen and Brian Dewey and his wife Amy

Grandchildren: Kyla, Meghan, Darby, Andy, Ali, Connor and Logan.

Sisters: Carol Long, Karen Boomer, Lisa Bickel and her husband Donald

Favorite sister in law, Terry Murray

Step Sister: Maggie Merlucci and her husband Joe

Step Brothers: John Stead and his wife Lori

                   Michael Stead and his wife Barb

                   Joe Stead and his wife Faith

Nieces: Patricia Snyder and her husband Jim

       Tracy Kneller and her husband Robert

       Alexis Bickel

       Monica Kaiser and her husband Cory

Nephews: James Kelley and wife Jen

            Jake Boomer

Grand nephew: Gavin Kneller

Grand nieces: Ava and Abby Kneller

Special friends: Cin, Bryce, April, Sierra and Hunter

Also his sweet Sable

Family and friends may visit at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00pm.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4pm at the funeral home with Rev. August A. Ricciardi officiating.

Cremation was held at the MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ASPCA of your choice.  Craig has donated his eyes towards the gift of sight; please consider becoming an eye donor.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  For additionakl information, directions or to send a condolence note the family please visit