Thomas Smith

Born: Thu., Aug. 13, 1942
Died: Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

Funeral Service


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 23, 2021
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Thomas “T.C.” Smith, age 78, of Westfield, New York, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at UPMC Hamot. T.C. was born on August 13, 1942 in Erie, PA. to the late Lewis C. Smith and Beulah (Lewis) Smith. Tom graduated from Clymer Central School, Clymer, N.Y. and was a professional musician and songwriter. His love of the guitar began when he received his first guitar on his 16th birthday. In 2007, he was inducted into the Chautauqua County Music Hall of Fame. T.C. played in many area bands including “Colt Station” for several years. T.C. deeply loved his family and was admired by many people throughout his life. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Patricia (Pitcavage) Smith; his son, Jesse Taylor Smith (Jodi); grandchildren Evan and Ella Smith; and siblings, Daniel L. Smith, Rebecca N. Brumagin, and Virginia L. Persons (Edward). Friends and family are invited to call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made in T.C.’s honor to the Music Scholarship Program at Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101, Jamestown, NY 14701. A celebration of life will be held this summer.

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Donna Arnold
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
Pat, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Condolences to you and your family. Sam and I always enjoyed our times with you. May he RIP.

Rich Lenz
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
Dear Tom,
How we looked forward to seeing you and Patricia on our visits to Westfield! You were kind and smart and so much fun. Play on my friend!

Rich, Leslie, Cameron and Claire

Bruce W. Neckers
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
Tom and I went to high school together at Clymer. He was a wonderful person. I am sorry for your loss.

Beth Drost
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
I was saddened to hear that “we” lost TC. He was bigger than life, had a heart just as big and offered the best hugs. I will miss him. My deepest sympathy and love to his family.

Larry Leidecker
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
All Blessings and Healing to Tom's family and friends. Fly free, my dear brother. Love Forever...Larry

peter bailey
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
RIP My Old Friend.....the Blues.

Christine Topa
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
I always loved hearing the music coming from your cottage and it would draw me over there to be part of that very special moment! My son Peter would play his guitar, just strumming and exploring the instrument and Tom would sometimes come over to explore the musician who was playing! We always enjoyed our small dinner parties with him and will truly miss the music coming from his heart and soul! We will miss you Tom...

Andrew Topa
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Tom was a wonderful neighbor, I really enjoyed running into him in when back home in Forest Park. He always seemed to have a smile on his face! Rest in peace, Tom.

jacqueline Bachmaier Shearer
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Dearest Pat and family ,I was so sad to hear of your loss, Tom was a true friend to Dan way back when. If you are ever in Florida, look us up. Get through these delicate times first though and I hope to hear from you. God be with you.

Susan Martello
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
We are all so saddened by the loss of this darling man. Tom was loving, kind, caring, talented and funny; a loving husband, a wonderful father and a cherished friend.

Mike and Christy Lee Hoover-Buzzard
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Dear Pat and Jesse,

So sorry to hear about T.C. he was a really great person. We enjoyed seeing him play the shows and mostly when the both of you were playing together. May God bless you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Michael Hamilton
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
Sending all of our love Patricia, Jesse and family and friends who's lives were touched by Tom. You are Peace tom but will always be in my heart. RIP

Mac Neil
   Posted Mon January 25, 2021
Patrca and Jesse. My condolences. Looking forward to when we can gat
her again. Mac16

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