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Subject: "Doc" Smith - Boy Scout Troop 1 Katonah, New York

Russ Padden - Webmaster
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Date Posted: 04:39:29 10/25/08 Sat

This is not related to the website, but this message board has a fairly high ranking when searched in Google and I wanted to make this information available.
I delete all messages not related to the site that get posted, but since this is my website, I'm posting it.
This is from the Boy Scout Troop 1 Katonah website:
A Dear Friend Passes - Posted on October 22, 2008
Dr. William H. Smith - "Doc"
It is with great sadness and deep regret that we inform you of the peaceful passing of Dr. William H. Smith, known to countless hundreds simply as "Doc." A valued friend to all, Doc continuously led Katonah Troop 1 since 1955.

Teacher, healer, brother Scout and friend, Doc touched countless many lives in fantastic and positive ways that will continue to live on through all of us. Words simply cannot express our emotions at this time of great loss. Arrangements will be announced as they are finalized, please check back for updates.
<a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="http://ktny.blogspot.com/2008/10/dear-friend-passes.html">http://ktny.blogspot.com/2008/10/dear-friend-passes.html</a>

Posted here by Russ:
Doc Smith was one of 3 men who had a major influence on my life and on the lives of thousands of boys. When I was in the troop there were over 100 boys in it (1964-1968) and I think we were about a third of the Washington Irving Council.
I was active in Scouts in one way or another for over 20 years as a way of saying Thank You for what he did for all of us. At one point I was a Scout Master in one Town and Assistant Cubmaster in another.
Plans for memorial service are being finalized, and they will be held on November 1, 2008. Check the link from the website for updates. I have been tracking down some of the men who were in the Troop when I was and letting them know. Each of them has commented on how great a man Doc was.

There are men who leave their mark and men who leave a stain. Doc Smith left his mark and the world is a better place because he was here.

Russ Padden - Patrol Leader - Head Hunter Patrol 1966-1967.

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