In loving memory of our Opals /Wayne B. Smith

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Some of this info was taken off another site more or less so it can be saved without being charged for it.

OLMSTEDVILLE -- Wayne B. Smith, 59, of state Route 29, passed away, Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Glens Falls Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.

Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Dalaba) Smith.

He was a lifelong resident of the area. Following his high school years, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two tours in Vietnam, obtaining the rank of sergeant. During his service he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the Cross of Gallantry and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Wayne worked in the construction field with the Laborers International Union of North America, Local No. 186, Plattsburgh.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping, was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing his own vegetables and flowers.

Wayne is survived by his daughter, Kathy L. Feiden of Warrensburg; grandchildren, Brandon and Emma Feiden; a brother, Ronald Smith and his wife, Paula, of Oswego; sisters, Darlene Gregson and her husband, Barry, of Schroon Lake, and Denise Gregson and her husband, Blair, of Newcomb; friends, Tom and Sarah Dunbar; Wayne's companion, Toni Lynne Green, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family,

Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 1238, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Arrangements are with Alexander-Baker Funeral Home, Warrensburg.


Published in the Post-Star on 2/3/2006.
March 4, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing.

He will truly be missed.

   Binky Clement (Jacksonville, NC )

   March 4, 2006
I first met Opals in the chat forum of online auction site ePier. He had a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is attitude and his stories often made me laugh.

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

Rest in peace, Opals.......
   Sally Hoffman (MI )

   March 4, 2006
Our prayers go out to Opals friends and family.
   Janie and Pat lamylouy (Byron, MN )

   March 3, 2006
I met Opals at Bidville and bought an opal ring from him. He was a very interesting person to know and was very knowledgeble in a lot of subjects. I am so saddened by his passing. I know he will be missed by many. A very sweet person to talk to.
   Frances Webb (Cosby, TN )

   March 3, 2006
Rest in peace Opals and my God continue to watch over you.
   Marilyn (Houston, TX )

   March 3, 2006
Wayne, or Opals -
We met on Ebay - and had a bunch of fun in keeping each other focused - his presence has been missed - as has been his incredibly sharp and keen sense of humor and irony!
Semper Fi!
   Don aka flame Dudley (Tarzana, CA )

   March 3, 2006
So sorry to hear of your loss. I just heard about this today. I read many of Opals posts on Madcows. He was a great guy. Sending prayers from Florida for his family!
   Harley_gal (Sarasota, FL )

   March 3, 2006
It always saddens me greatly to see a Veteran pass. May Opal's family find comfort in their good memories.
   Shanti (MO )

   March 3, 2006
The world was a better place for his passionate, pragmatic honesty mingled with humor. He will be missed.
Dragonfly from MC
   Catie (MI )

   March 3, 2006
Your spirit lives on in our hearts and minds.
   Shannon Bach (Madison, WI )
March 3, 2006
Sending my sincere sympathies. Opals will be missed.
   Sketer (Anna, IL )

   March 3, 2006
I also met Opals at Bidville and yes we had some differences.None that couldnt pass.
But I'd like to call attention to his military record....The Few, The Proud ,the Marines. Semper Fi brother...You are gone too soon & will be missed. Thank you vet!
To his family my deepest sympathy & prayers.....A good man , a proud man.


   March 3, 2006
My you find peace in God's arms.
   Debbie from Bidville (SW, CO )

   March 2, 2006
Rest In Peace, Marine. From one Vet to another.
   MTR (IA )

   March 2, 2006
Wayne (Opals) made you sit up and see real life. He kept our eyes open and our jaws dropped. He will truly be missed. Rest in Peace my friend. My condolences to his family.
   Red (Deb) Izzo (Anderson, SC )

   March 2, 2006
I am sorry for your loss, I met Wayne "opals" at we are both vets. My apologies is this is duplicated from trying to post. May your pain pass quickly.
   Russell JD smith (ellensburg)

   March 2, 2006
He's not so far from you
Just a little way beyond
Past the cares and past the pain
Far past his earthly bonds

Memories are but a touch
From the Father's gentle hand
To heal your pain and mend your hearts
To help you understand

Keep his love alive in your heart
And with the warmth of each memory
You will never be apart.
   Scharlett Golden (Foreman, AR )

   March 2, 2006
You touched many peoples lifes and you will be missed greatly! You made us laugh often and often made our days better just by reading what you wrote, Ty for being you! ty for allowing us in a small part of your life.
   Catrina Davidson (oklahoma city, OK )

   March 2, 2006
I knew Wayne from the auction site Bidville. I am sorry to hear that he has passed. Prayers for the family and friends. Rest in peace!
   nursedi (Glen Allen, VA )

   March 2, 2006
Rest In Peace Opals. You will be missed.

   Jo (TX )
March 2, 2006
"Opals" as he was known on Bidville was the kind of guy who always kept things stirred up. Nobody slept when "Opals" was around. We will all miss him. Semper Fi; BILLY(vunderbar)
   Herbert Meyer (San Diego, CA )

   March 2, 2006
"And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh...."

Opals, thanks for making us "dance" at MC and for showing us that truth is best served with laughter.
   L L (GA )

   March 2, 2006
I met Wayne on Bidville. com; an auction site. I knew him as Opals. I bought one of the little opals he was selling.
I'm real sorry to his family and friends.

Sue aka spindley sophie on Bidville
   Sue Matthews (NY )

   March 2, 2006
I am saddened to hear that Wayne is no longer with us.
Like Jan(Hum) who posted above, I also knew him as "Opals" after meeting him through online auctions.
Opals was a straight-up, "tell it like it is", "in your face" kind of guy and I respected that about him. He will be missed.
May he rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to his loved ones.
   Bella (Henryville, PA )

   March 2, 2006
A great online-friend with a heart of gold. We met in "cyberworld" where he was the only "real one".

   Erika Wheeler (Los Angeles, CA )

   March 2, 2006
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are lifting you up in our prayers.

   Task Force Omega D 6 Ky Hayes (RS, KY )

   March 1, 2006
I met Wayne on an auction site! I will miss him greatly because he was such a good hearted person, loads of fun, and a great friend :-(

Wayne aka Opals--RIP and we will see you one day!

Jan aka *Hum*
   Jan (AZ )

   February 4, 2006
I knew Wayne since he was twelve years old. We grew up together in North Creek. Along with Richard Fuller, we were a couple of Wayne's best friends. We had many wonderful times together. Wayne was one of the few people that I will always remember. I would like to extend my condolences to his family. John
   John Bredenko (Troy, NY )

   February 3, 2006
My uncle Wayne was a great person. He was alwasy loving and caring to me as a child when my parents (Ronald & Paula Smith) would go there to visit. I am really going to miss him.
   Melissa Smith - Wise (Williamstown, NY )
*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 8:51:26 PM

opals guest book here than it will not be available to sign after friday
*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 9:00:32 PM

my mistake, it can be signed til this sunday 3/5
audis (216) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 9:21:12 PM

I`m not sure I know who that was.. I might have saw some listings before, But not sure,,,
*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 9:33:26 PM

he`s been here off and on since 2001, he is our feisty, pull our buttons, rile everyone up, and loads of fun....

here`s his me page, there`s still 1 item up that i have contacted bvcs to remove cause none of his family messes with auctions or online....
Cutlery&More (16) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 10:20:00 PM

How old was he? He doesn`t look all that old in the photos....
rwern (120) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 10:23:39 PM

Best wishes to the family.
nursedi_1999 (385) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 11:14:26 PM

Sorry to hear this!

dfrazier18 (33) VIP Member Posted 3/3/2006 10:46:34 AM

So sorry to hear this. Opals lived less than an hour from me. I had no idea.
lamylouy (137) VIP Member Posted 3/4/2006 6:44:06 AM

Thanks for posting the link Hum had been hoping to get there sooner but have been to ill. Thanks again.
bumpkin (12) VIP Member Posted 3/4/2006 10:52:24 AM

Thanks Hum, I signed the guest book.

Prayers for a speedy recovery for Janie!

*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/4/2006 2:44:09 PM

and i thank "all of you"

i know that opals would be giving ya`ll his thanks too....than he`d be saying oh now come on and stop this nonsense, this is an auction site

his guestbook goes offline tomorrow so if any of you want to copy it before its not there anymore!

BeeLineTooHive (21) VIP Member Posted 3/4/2006 8:40:44 PM

I spelled opals wrong... I cant believe it. aghhhhhhhh

*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/4/2006 10:45:59 PM

lol bee, that is ok and im sure that opals says no biggie
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*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/1/2006 10:48:27 PM

Gosh I don`t know how to break this news that I just had confirmed a little bit ago after research on Opals that hasn`t been around for over a month.

He has passed on and you may look at this page about him but his fiance Toni is working on getting a "new obituarie written in newspaper" cause this one that you will read is not everything that Toni wanted written....

RIP Opals
SKETER (327) VIP Member Posted 3/1/2006 10:51:39 PM

slmlord (83) VIP Member Posted 3/1/2006 11:02:17 PM

May God rest your soul OPALS.
Prayers for you and your family.
HUNTING4TREASURES4U (145) VIP Member Posted 3/1/2006 11:09:07 PM

SKETER (327) VIP Member Posted 3/1/2006 11:10:46 PM
*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/1/2006 11:16:54 PM

ToyKing (352) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 12:03:43 AM

We never no the day or the hour may he rest in the hands of the Lord
tandgmart (226) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 12:35:43 AM


dreamgirl (175) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 12:38:11 AM

angie_r_c1998 (116) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 12:49:37 AM

Rest in peace opals.
WHOSNEXT (117) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 12:50:14 AM

Much too soon for another Brother....God Bless his soul.
My prayers & sympathy to the family
Novacats (58) Posted 3/2/2006 1:38:10 AM

bellasbargains (356) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 6:12:51 AM

He will be missed...

sue53treasures2 (57) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 6:48:56 AM

What a shock. Rest in peace opals. There is a guest book to sign at the bottom of the link Hummie did. I see another Bidviller has been there.
I`m glad you found out about this Hummie.
We so often don`t know what happens to people when they don`t seem to post anymore.

wilbur423 (83) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 7:05:25 AM

Oh my God. He was so young too. I just hate this. I still am wearing the opal ring I bought from him. This is hard. So many good friends and loved ones passing. Prayers for the family. My heart is heavy for so many.
Gotta go.
*~Hum~* (19) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 7:10:11 AM

yeah i didnt sleep good thinking about opals and still in disbelief!

sue, the jan in az that you see is me that signed his guest book, when its moving just click on top of it and it will show you everyone that has signed it....

bellasbargains (356) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 7:49:35 AM

Just to add--if you signed the Guestbook and don`t see your entry right away, know there is a delay upwards of 6 hours for your entry to appear.

Still reeling from this news...

$$HILLBILLY$$ (382) Posted 3/2/2006 7:56:54 AM

Such a shocker.

SweetWaxScentsations (114) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 8:23:40 AM

Sorry to read this, my prayers and sympathies are with Opals and family... :(
AuctionsAnonymous (141) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 9:37:15 AM

gertieb (24) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 9:50:56 AM

Badarin (276) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 10:26:26 AM

music4u (267) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 11:56:35 AM

May he rest in peace.
vulture (306) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 2:13:05 PM

lamylouy (137) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 3:29:16 PM

of comfort and support are sent to his family and all cared about him.

Janie and Pat
bmomof4 (228) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 4:03:36 PM

my sympathy to his family and best wishes
dodah (73) VIP Member Posted 3/2/2006 8:27:21 PM

Prayers are coming for the family.

Rest in peace Opals.

Going to miss you just as you an I were getting to know each other what a shame: JB

Opals, it's been 4 days since finding out about your passing and I sure do miss you my friend:-( Keep them laughing up there in heaven and we'll see you one day again! Jan aka Hum

My sincere condolences to his friends and family....Wanda

Met online!! Great friend!! You will be missed by many. HillBilly

May you rest in peace Opals. I read many of his posts on He kept the forums pretty active. He will be missed. Chris...aka-tweedlebrain (OH)

May you rest in peace Opals. I read many of his posts on He kept the forums pretty active. He will be missed. Chris...aka-tweedlebrain (OH)

Opals, you will be sorely missed at All of us will probably see ya'll up on rainbow bridge someday with everyone else we've been in some sort of journey with. Rest in peace, friend. userhc2001

Dearest Wayne , Rest in peace , you deserve it. I will miss you forever.