(Submitted by William A. Greene; also secured from Funeral Home Record online:http://www.craigfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Martin-Smith2/#/Obituary )
Martin Donald Smith
November 30, 1938 - March 5, 2012
Martin D. Smith, 73, died March 5, 2012 at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL after a brief illness. Marty was born in Andover, New York to Donald and Katherine Smith. Marty and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1967 and lived there until moving full time to St. Augustine at Crescent Beach with his wife Diane in 2002.
He excelled at sports and was inducted into both the Alleghany Hall of Fame and
the Rochester Institute of Technology Hall of Fame in New York State.
In later years he was a serious threat to his opponents both on the
tennis court as well as the golf course.
Marty was a Mechanical Engineer. He ran various divisions of companies that supplied to the
Power Industry. His business sense and determination not only laid the
foundation for these companies to develop, but to succeed for many years to come.
The way that Marty conducted himself he had a huge influence on many
others in his life. He had a natural curiosity that made him question
many things and also learn as much as he could on any subject. He lived
his life with integrity, passion and commitment.
He is predeceased in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Diane.
He is survived by his children Chris and Marcia Smith of St.
Augustine and Marty and Shane Smith of Snowmass Village, CO.: his
“Darlings” grandchildren Maggie and Shane Smith of St. Augustine: Brothers Jim
Smith, Rob Smith, Ed Smith and sister Lucille Hart. Marty also leaves
behind many relatives and friends who were important to him.