Gary Haven Smith
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Gary Haven Smith
  • December 7, 1948 - September 28, 2017
  • Northwood, New Hampshire

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NORTHWOOD-Gary Haven Smith, 68, of Northwood passed away on September 28th after a short battle with an illness. He was born in Boston and resided in Northwood for the past 43 years. In his youth, Gary sculpted in Greece and Italy. He graduated from University of New Hampshire where he later served as an adjunct professor. Gary has become internationally recognized for his art with work featured around the world, including Japan and Holland. He was the first recipient of the Artist's Achievement Grant from the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation. In 2006, Gary was awarded the Life Time Fellow for the New Hampshire Council of the Arts.
From the moment he woke up until he went to sleep, he lived his life creatively. Gary landscaped and built his own home and studios. He enhanced every space he occupied. He felt comfortable in any country and loved traveling the world throughout his life. His passion extended beyond creating art, into his love of teaching, love of his fellow man. He touched and inspired everyone he came in contact with. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Susan H. Pratt-Smith; son, Devon W. Smith; brother, Douglas Smith; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Carleton and many other extended cherished family members.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 6th from 6pm to 8pm at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord, NH.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, October 7th at 11am at Northwood Congregational Church, 881 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH, 03261.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made payable to the Gary Haven Smith Memorial Fund. Checks can be mailed to: UNH Foundation, Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road Durham, NH, 03824.

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