WINTHROP - The day before the start of deer hunting season, Oct. 31, 2013, Ezra Smith, age 91, of Winthrop, peacefully reached, as he often said during his tenure in hospice, "his expiration date." After seven wonderful months of hospice care at VA Togus, Ezra lovingly passed away, leaving a legacy of family and friends who were inspired by his humbleness and generosity as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Ezra is survived by a family who loved him deeply and aspires to lead their lives the way he led his - honestly, humbly and in service to those around them. His devoted children are George, Gordon and Edie; daughters-in-law, Linda and Janet; granddaughters, Rebekah and her husband, Patrick, Hilary, Devon and her husband, Mark, and Erica; grandsons, Joshua and his wife, Kelly, Nathan and Ezra; and 4 great-grandchildren, who brought him utter delight: Addison, Vishal, Quinn and baby Ada. Ezra enjoyed the love and caring company of Irma Rice the last 14 years of his life.
A celebration of Ezra's life will include visiting hours at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street in Winthrop on Friday, November 7, from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; and a funeral service at the Winthrop United Methodist Church, 58 Main Street, Winthrop, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, with a reception afterward at the Augusta Country Club. A private family committal will take place at the East Readfield Cemetery, where Ezra will be laid to rest next to his beloved Ada, overlooking the beautiful fields and hills of central Maine. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Ezra's name or send a contribution in honor of Ezra to: VA Togus, Hospice Unit, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family and a full obituary can be found on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com