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Cleo R. Smith

April 7, 1949March 14, 2021

SMITH - Cleo R. (nee Ganoe) Of West Seneca, NY, March 14, 2021. Born April 7, 1949, in Clearfield, PA. She was the daughter of the late Blair B. and Melva E. (Haney) Ganoe; dearest wife of 54 beautiful years to Robert Smith III; loving mother of Heather L. (Chris McCall) Smith; cherished gramma of Sarah K. Bauch; adored sister of Blair “Dave” Ganoe, of South Williamsport, Wally Ganoe, of Texas, Edwin (Barb) Ganoe, of Tennessee, Victor Ganoe, of Buffalo, Sandy (Lee) Collar, of West Seneca, Dan (Donna) Ganoe, of West Seneca, preceded in death by Tom Ganoe, Homer “Joe” Ganoe, Sister Mary C. Price and Sister Cheri G. Ganoe; survived and loved by many nieces and nephews; dearest friend of 40 years to Kathy Long. Cleo was an avid gardener and animal lover, some may even say she was an animal whisperer. Memorials can be made to Second Chance Shelter for Cats, Inc. and Shriners Hospitals for Children. In keeping with her wishes, services will be held privately at the convenience of family. Arrangements by HOY FUNERAL HOME. Condolences shared at


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Karen Colick

March 20, 2021

Momma Cleo was such an amazing and beautiful woman, inside and out. Growing up with her daughter Heather, I tried to keep her out of trouble as much as possible. I loved her side gardens, and how beautiful they were in the spring and summer. Love and miss you Momma Cleo, hug my Dad for me, and know I'm here for Heather...always ❤

Judi Lips Leising

March 18, 2021

My daughter met and married Tony many years ago. Through him, I met, and fell in love with his family, to include Cleo. I have a great respect and special fondness for her. Two years ago she gave me a huge bunch of hostas. I spent weeks separating and planting them and thinking of her throughout. Evertime I see the hostas sprouting and blooming on beautiful summer days I think of her with gratitude and love. Condolences to her family and to all of us who loved her.