E. Gail  Smith


E. Gail Smith, 71 of Ransomville, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Niagara Hospice House Lockport, NY. Born in Cooperstown, NY, on March 19, 1948, she was the daughter of the late David and the late Eleanor (Brant) Miller.
After graduating from Cortland High School, Gail went on to receive a Bachelor's degree at SUNY Cortland and attended graduate school at The University of Buffalo. Early in her professional life she worked in education, specializing in speech and language development for autistic children. For most of her professional life she was a financial advisor and business owner at her firm E.G. Smith Investment Services in Niagara Falls.
Gail enjoyed gardening, good music, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and, especially, her grandchildren. Gail has been described as "a smart; encouraging and sometimes sharp tongued hippie." She was always giving to others and saved a life by selflessly donating a kidney.
Surviving is her son, Jeremiah (Julie) Smith; her daughter, Megan (Jeffrey) Sackman; and grandchildren, Ellie and Whitaker Sackman, all of Lewiston, NY.
A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 13 from 4-6 PM at Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St,. Lewiston, NY 14092.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094, or the Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
Arrangements entrusted to Hardison Funeral Homes Inc. Lewiston, NY. Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on May 19, 2019
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4 posts

Gordon Hilts
May 22, 2019
A great friend! I wish her peace and happiness in whatever is next for her.
Louise Simon Schoene
May 22, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with your mother. She was a brilliant, industrious, and inspiring woman. Gail also had a sense of fun and joy. My favorite memories include the joy of making the top ten in production at Empire National Securities together (your mother made it every month), skipping Certified Financial Planning classes to buy brides magazines and plan my wedding. Though we have not kept in touch these past years your mother has always had a special place in my heart and will always be remembered fondly. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman.
Bob Koryl
May 21, 2019
There is a void in the lives of all who knew her.
elaine barbiero
May 19, 2019
What a sad thing to see this morning. We are very sorry to hear about Gail. She has been a friend of ours for quite awhile.We shared many talks and laughs together..She will be missed by many. We shared birthdays. We are very sorry and our sympathy is with you all.. We will not be able to attend the celebration.