Kurt Smith died unexpectedly in Mytle Beach, S.C. April 11. Kurt was born in Bangor, Maine to Robert and Sallyann Smith May 25, 1965. Kurt’s life was a difficult journey. Losing his mother at a very early age, he was raised by his loving sister Pam, who stayed by his side throughout his life. He attended school in Stockton Springs and Allagash. Kurt was a very caring brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, always there to lend an ear or shoulder to lean on.

He was predeceased by his mother Sallyann in 1966, his father Robert in 2002, and his brother Bobby in 2005. Kurt is survived by his sister and caregiver, Pam (Mick) Collins and niece Briana; sister Debbie Quinn, nephew Chris and niece Sallyanne; and brother Brian and Carolyn Smith, nieces Heather and Julianne, and nephews, Mark, Andrew and Matthew. He is also survived by lifelong friends Robbie Shufelt, Kent Wyman, Dale Blitch and cousin Karla Fowler. There will be a memorial service in August in Greenville, Maine. Donations in Kurt’s memory can be made to your local animal shelter .