Nikolai Alexander Gabriel Smith
Nikolai Alexander Gabriel Smith
  • February 7, 1983 - October 29, 2017
  • Novato, California

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Nikolai Alexander Gabriel Smith, the son of Scott and Denise (Downey) Smith passed away on October 29, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. He was 34 years old.

Nikolai is survived by his parents, his sisters Erin Leigh and Sarah, as well as his niece Brooke of Novato, Ca. Also his grandparents; Warren and Judy Smith of Novato and David Vickey, Sr. of East Taunton, Ma. His beloved aunts and uncles: Mary Lou, Martin and Lisa, of East Taunton, Ma.; David and Wendy Vickey of Rehobeth, Ma.; Robin and Richard Cardoza of Stoughton, Ma.; Jeff and Nikki Smith of Auburn, Ca.; and Todd and Rochelle Smith of Folsom, Ca. He will be missed by his many cousins and especially his long time friend and roommate Ben Lind of Santa Rosa, Ca.

Nikolai attended special education classes at Vallecito Elementary in San Rafael, Ca. and later moved to the Junior Blind of America (formally known as the Foundation for the Junior Blind) in Culver City, Ca. From there he moved to The Therapeutic Living Center for the Blind in Reseda, Ca. where he resided until his death.

Nik loved swimming, music, (especially reggae and rock), dancing with his mom, bowling, and "going home." He was particularly fond of apples and his toy cars.

Nikolai participated in the Special Games at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for many years and won many ribbons for his swimming. He was also a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Novato, Ca.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother Edna (Douglas) Vickey of East Taunton, Ma. and his great grandparents, Ted and Edna Weiner of San Francisco, Ca. Also his beloved Uncle George of Brockton, Ma.

Private visitation Monday November 6, 2017 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, public visitation to follow, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Funeral Service November 7, 2017 1:00PM- 4:00 PM, Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd Novato CA 94947.

Donations can be made in his memory to either Therapeutic Living Center for the Blind, 7915 Lindley Avenue, Reseda, Ca. 91335 or Junior Blind of America, 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca. 90043

Arrangements under the direction of Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, Novato, CA.