Lynn Smith

Obituary of Lynn C. Smith

Rensselaer- Lynn C. (Cummings) Smith, 65, died at 6:50 PM on Sunday, June 7, 2020, while in the ICU of St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. Her cousin and friend, Sue Butler, was at her side and she had had time with her brother, Ed Cummings, in the afternoon. She is now at peace after suffering cancers and complications for eight years (2012). Lynn was born on May 27, 1955 in Albany to her parents, the late Edward Lewis Cummings and Dora S. DeGiule Cummings. Lynn lived her entire life in Rensselaer, NY. Lynn attended St. John’s Academy, until it closed at the end of her junior year. She then graduated from Columbia High School. After Hudson Valley Community College, she began her career with NYS at the Department of Criminal Justice Services (1974). After holding different jobs in various departments, she retired as a payroll specialist/trainer from the Comptroller’s Office (2010). Lynn was a very conscientious worker throughout the 36 years she was with the State of New York. It is said that Lynn started every day wanting to do her very best and she always did. Loving friends, who had worked with Lynn, mentioned that she was a thorough trainer and a very understanding, loving and considerate person. Lynn was extremely devoted to her pets. Callie Anne, her American Cocker Spaniel; Poppy, her 27 year old parrot, she raised from a hatchling, and Corey, her Russian tortoise. She loved and missed her English Spaniels, Chelsey and Lacy; and her tortoise, Parker. Her animals were everything to her; bringing her great joy. Lynn loved her friends, family, and pets. She enjoyed reading, her favorite author, Danielle Steele; watching QVC; and, loved going to the ocean (had many Cape Cod vacations over the years). Talking and being with people brought her much happiness. Lynn was predeceased by her beloved, Robert J. (Bob) Sauer. Lynn is survived by her brother, Edward J. (Sue) Cummings, her maternal aunts, many cousins and friends. Funeral from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer Thursday at 1 PM. Relatives and friends are invited and may call prior to the service Thursday from 11-1PM. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Contributions in Lynn’s name can be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.
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Thursday
11
June

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Visitation Masks are required and social distancing will be observed
Thursday
11
June

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Funeral Service
Thursday
11
June

Interment

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Third Avenue Ext.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Interment
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