Leroy H. Smith


Leroy H. Smith of Greenwood Lake, NY (formerly of Newton, NJ), passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Warwick on June 8, 2020. He was 77 years old.


Born in Passaic on May 13, 1943, he was the son of the late Jennie and Herman Smith.


Leroy was a proud U.S. veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps for six years after high school.


Leroy was a self-employed truck driver for Scrap Metal Services in West Milford, NJ.  He enjoyed driving his truck, but his favorite ride was his motorcycle. He was a former member of the Last Chance Motorcycle Club, Jersey Gypsies Motorcycle Club, and the Leather Neck Motorcycle Club. 


Leroy is survived by his wife, Allyson; his children: Allyssa Smith, Maggy Smith, John Smith, Leroy Smith Jr., Ronald Scott Smith and Donna Sisco; seven grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Daniel, Justin, Jennifer, Krista, and Zachary; one great-granddaughter, Ava Christine Smith; brother, Herman Smith and his wife, Kathy; sisters, Bernice Matheis and her husband Ken, Carol Dabak and her husband Bob, and their respective children, Leroy’s nieces and nephews; and step-daughters: Dawn King, Joann King, and Penny Stickle.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057 or online at


Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  Based on the latest guidelines, we are now allowed to have 25 people in the funeral home at a time.

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Our thoughts, prayers and love to Auntie Pat, Allison and all of Uncle Butch's family. His warm smile and heart will always be remembered.
Janet Itterly
You will always be one of the best men I ever knew Leroy. You always encouraged me to live my dreams. Your big smile and laughter will be forever in my memories. I can’t believe that your not hear to call and talk to. Until we meet again, may God hold you in his hands. I love you!
Donna Lyons Richard
Rest in peace my friend. Semper Fi
When I think of Uncle Butch I will remember all the jokes. Laughter and banter between he and my dad... may your journey be peaceful, may you find true bliss, peace be with you.
Cindy Smith
Larry and I are brokenhearted over the passing of Leroy. To Allison, Pat, and all of his children Our prayers are with use in this most unbelievable difficult time of your life. May the Lord somehow comfort All of use. We will miss him deeply !
JoannSmith and Larry Long
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