Gary F. Smith

Gary F. Smith

Gary F. Smith, 67, of Key West, Fla., died unexpectedly on June 17, 2020, as a result of a vehicle accident.

He was born in Jeffersonville on Feb. 16, 1953, son of Philip and Rachel Smith, grew up in Johnson and graduated from Lamoille Union High School in 1971.

After high school, he graduated from photography school in Woodstock and established his own photography business, Stowe Photo, where he took portraits and photos of skiers on the slopes.

Later in life, he obtained his real-estate license in Vermont and worked for Bordner Real Estate in Stowe. After a time, he moved to Key West, where he enjoyed the warmer weather and began his own real-estate business.

He later met and married the love of his life, Maria, and remained in Florida where he owned and operated Keys Commercial Real Estates, a business of which he was very proud.

Gary’s visits to Vermont were always anticipated with much love and excitement by his family. His quiet smile and calm, loving demeanor will be missed tremendously.

Survivors include his wife, Maria, and her family; his brothers, Steve and wife Mary Jean, and Gordon and wife Carolyn of Johnson; and two nieces and two nephews.

His parents died earlier.

Reliable news and information is vitally important. Local advertising has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis but the Vermont Community Newspaper Group remains committed to its responsibility to serve its communities. Your communities. With some assistance from loyal readers, community organizations, foundations and other funders, we hope to keep reporters on the job keeping you informed. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our local journalism fund. Thank you for your support.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexual language.
Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be proactive. Use the "Report" link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.