Pamela Smith

Obituary of Pamela F. Smith

NEWTON FALLS – Pamela F. Smith, age 66, of Newton Falls, passed away on August 4, 2018 at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

There will be a Celebration of Life held at the Adirondack Community Church in Newton Falls on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave Downey officiating. Arrangements are with French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake.

Pam was born on March 3, 1952 in Washington D.C. to the late Robert Furniss and Virginia (McDowell) Furniss. She graduated from high school in Virginia Beach and earned her Master's degree in Education from SUNY Potsdam. She married Lorris Smith on February 22, 1974 at the bride's father's home in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Smith worked as an Associate Math Professor for J.C.C. in Watertown for 20 years before her retirement last year in 2017. Pam loved her family and to help people. She was a volunteer for the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and was a charter member of the Adirondack Community Church and was a great Christian woman, a fine wife, and was dedicated to her students. She and her mother-in-law traveled with their Christian Ministry for years. Pam was always up for an adventure and could be seen smiling while driving her dream car, her Mini Cooper, that Lorris bought for her last year.

In addition to her husband Pam is survived by her two sons, Lorris and Jodi Smith of Bailey, CO and Andrew Smith of Newton Falls; a brother, Todd Furniss; three sisters, Diana Scholl, Linda Knight, and Berkley McHugh; and three grandchildren, Morgan, L.J., and Chloe Smith.

Pam is predeceased by her parents and a brother, Eddy Furniss.

Donations in memory of Pam may be made to the Adirondack Community Church, 931 Co. Rt. 60, Newton Falls NY 13666. Condolences may be shared online at

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