Philip G. Smith

March 24, 1943 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Philip Smith Obituary

Philip G. Smith loving husband, father, and grandfather

Olean- Philip G. Smith, of Olean, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 26, 2024) at home, with his wife and daughters by his side.

Philip was born March 24, 1943, in Olean, he was the son of the late C. Forrest and Ardell Reeves Smith.

He was a graduate of Olean High School and Williamsport Technical Institute. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Donna Cecchi on January 9, 1965.

Philip began his career at Beckwith Machinery Co., in Pennsylvania. After the death of his father, he returned to Olean, where he worked for several companies. His favorite being Director of Maintenance at St. Francis Hospital. After he retired, his favorite part time job was driving for Rontina’s Hallmark stores.

His faith and love of Jesus was first and foremost in his life, followed by his love and devotion to his family. He was known for his willingness to help anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughters, Shelley (Jason) Hunter of Clarion, PA, and Deana (Steve) Anastasia of Olean; four grandchildren, Carlley and Caleb Hunter of Clarion, PA, and Cory and Kiley Anastasia of Olean; a brother, David Smith of Canandaigua; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Crosstown Alliance Church at a date and time to be announced.

Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice 115 E. Main St. Allegany, NY 14706 or Crosstown Alliance Church 1513 Main St. Olean, NY 14760 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St, Olean.

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