Bolivar, NY - John L. Smith, age 73, of Bolivar passed away on Sunday January 28, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center in Wellsville. He was born on April 13, 1944 in Chicago Illinois. John was a former resident of Buffalo and Wellsville and in the past year he resided in Bolivar. He served in the US Marine Corps and was a member of the Wellsville Family Church. John is survived by a daughter, Karen Brior of Seneca Falls; a special friend, Kelly Shaner of Wellsville, and his church family. Friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration at the Wellsville Family Church, 3151 Wightman Road, Wellsville, New York, on Saturday February 3 at 10 am. Memorials in John’s name made be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.