Homegoing for Alfred “Gino” Smith of the Gospel Keynotes

Thanks to Joe James of the Voices of Clouds and quartet promoter Mama Curtis and  for information on the passing of Alfred “Gino” Smith, longtime member of the Gospel Keynotes.

Smith died in Rochester, NY on April 2, 2011.

Joe pointed us to the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester for information on the homegoing services:

“Calling, TODAY (Fri.), 5-9 PM at Memories Funeral Home, 1005 Hudson Ave., Roch. (544-4929). Funeral Saturday, 11 AM at Rock of Ages-Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1000 Winton Rd. North. Interment, Falls Cemetery.”

Smith is survived by wife, Pat Smith; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. sang gino!what a gift from the lord to hear u sing so many years,take your rest tell the country boy!we miss him! thank you father for the Keynotes!!!

  2. God knows wnj and the ngkn…music is uplifting..to me…thank you lord jesus

  3. Jameika Middleton

    And I mean you better sing!!

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