Leah (Uzanas) Smith, a member of Silk City Fit passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 27, 2023. She died at the age of 33. Leah was the beloved wife of James Smith, of Manchester. Leah was described as an amazing person, nurse, and wife, but most of all her unwavering kindness and determination. She was a hard worker and accomplished everything she set her mind to.
Silk City Fit, a Gym/Physical fitness center took to Facebook to pay tributes to one of its members, Leah Smith on Wednesday, May 31. The center released the following statement after Leah’s passing;
It is with a heavy heart that we have to make this post. Our community suffered a great loss over the weekend with the death of Silk City Fit member, Leah Smith. Leah was a regular in the gym, topping our committed club monthly, and her absence will surely be felt. Beyond being a great athlete, Leah was an amazing person, nurse, and wife to fellow member, James. We’re keeping the Smith family in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Services are going to be held on Saturday, June 3rd 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home (219 W Center St, Manchester, CT 06040). A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 3rd 2023 at 4:30 PM at the same location.
We are a family at Silk City Fit and this is a tremendous loss. We will do whatever we can to support James and Leah’s family during this difficult time.
She carried multiple degrees and recently became an RN at The Hospital of Central Connecticut where she worked in the Emergency Department caring for so many others as a highly knowledgeable and compassionate nurse. She was even named “Rookie of the Year” in her department. She was an outstanding athlete and found a love for Crossfit and was a “powerhouse” with her tough mudder competitions.
Leah leaves behind her husband James, father Charles Uzanas of Manchester, sister Tracey Easton and her husband Ed of Manchester, brother Aron Uzanas and his wife Lisa of Manchester, mother-in-law Susan Howard of Peterborough, NH, brother-in-law Nick Duffy and his wife Martha of Peterborough, NH, nieces and nephews Cayleigh and Aubrey Easton, Noah and Martin Uzanas, Keelia, Madison, and Josie Duffy, and cousin whom she loved like a sister, Shonna Kalos of Vernon; as well as close aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends may call on the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St. in Manchester, on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 2 – 4:30 p.m. with a funeral home service immediately following. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.