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“Tony time went by and a lot took place, but I just wanted you to know that I will never forget you , you were my brother and not from another mother ...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Nadine Smith - middletown, NY

“Ayear has gone ,by and it seem like yesterday, I miss you so much , but I am okay my brother, I had a little ruff road ,but God saw me through....Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Nadine Smith - Middletown, NY

“I send u this message from your mother, she misses u and kiss your picture and she knows in her heart that you are okay because she knows it heaven...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Nadine Smith - middletown, NY

“May you RIP my dear brother ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Nadine Smith - MiddleTown, NY

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Cabrera Garcia - Middletown, NY

“I just got the news on my dear friend tony, i am heartbroken,tony was like my brother, always here for us threw out the 32 years i know him. i will...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Maria Sullivan - goshen, NY

“"Pokey" was my childhood friend who I was able to talk to again after 40 years. When I heard the sad news, I was glad he took time to say hello to...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Price Mathis - Orlando, FL

“I will miss Tony so very much, I am so glad I got to meet such an awesome man of God someone who always smiled and always said hello how ya doin? I...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Herald - wurtsboro, NY

“How I'll miss not seeing Tony walk through the break room at work before heading out on his run. He'd smile and wave and always make eye contact with...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Kim - Middletown, NY - Friend

“Love you dad.. -Your Tee Tee Purrp ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tanya - NY - Daughter

“My deepest condolences to all Tony's family! I known Tony aka TRome only for last 6 years at AHRC and Tony was a wonderful man and extremely kind...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Amanda Ebert-Rodriguez - NY

“tony you was a great man and friend i will always keep you in my heart i remember when we met in mid city parking lot i had my music on and you...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: luz sumner - middletown, NY

“I chose a baseball for all the games I went with you to. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy Post (Sandy Girl) - NY

“There aren`t enough words to express how deeply you will be missed. You will never be forgotten, you will always remain in memories. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy Post (Sandy Girl) - Florida, NY

“I've shared many memories with my dad. As a little girl, I went everywhere with him! Always wanted to be with my daddy! From basketball or baseball...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Tanya Smith - Middletown, NY

“I remember uncle Tony and I use to ride to get my cousin lil Lamont every XMAS!! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Germaine T Lewis - Kissimmee , FL

“You were a tender soul and soft spoken man. Always having a wonderful thing to say to anyone that you saw. I truely enjoyed going on runs with you...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Deborah Bonfanti - middletown, NY

“Tony you are always smiling, and always ready to serve. I feel honored to serve with you. I feel blessed to have known you for the brief time we...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Patty Hagar - wurtsboro, NY

“Rest in Peace Tony.. We will miss you.... Our friendship goes back years. You were there to share my sorrow and sadness with the loss of my...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: barbara kervella - Middletown, NY


Anthony Perry "Tony" "Pokey" Smith Sr.
Middletown, New York

Anthony Perry Smith Sr, resident of Middletown and longtime driver for Mid City Transit and 555 Taxi died on Monday November 12, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 55.

The son of the late Robert P. Smith and Janette Smith, he was born on February 22, 1957 in Newark, New Jersey. Anthony was a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church; he was involved in Christian Partners Outreach; the food pantry senior dining program and was a former employee of AHRC.

He is survived by his mother: Janette Smith of Goshen; his wife: Joan Smith of Middletown; his children: Anthony Smith Jr. of Bloomingburg; Tanya E. Smith of Middletown; Tiamo L. Smith of Newburgh; Andrew Brennen of Saratoga Springs, NY and Aleah Smith of Kerhonkson, NY. Anthony is further survived by his sisters: Rita Baker of Middletown; Julia Avant(Lonnie) of Middletown; Gail M. Smith of Albuquerque, NM; Nadine Smith of Middletown; Yvonne Smith & Marleen Smith of South Carolina; Sandy Griffin of the state of Florida and his brother: Ronnie C. Smith of the state of Florida; his grandchildren: Mia R. Smith & Kalani A. Smith; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Desarae R. Burke.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:30 AM on Saturday November 17, 2012 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Middletown followed by a Funeral service at 10:30 AM. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.

Arrangements by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. Middletown, New York 343-6023