Dr. Smith, a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2004, received media attention for his contributions to the new venture firm Beansprock. Smith and his business partner were recently featured in Wired magazine.
Dustin is survived by his mother, Sharon Dorsey Wagoner of Darien; his father, Arthur Lawrence Smith of Houston; his stepfather Eric Wagoner of Darien. He is the cherished brother of sisters, Erin Smith Ahrens, Alexis Noelle Wagoner of Darien, Allison Lauren Smith of Houston, Texas; his brother, Roy Michael Smith of Houston, Texas; and brother-in-law Matthew Harrison Ahrens. Dustin was the very proud and well loved uncle of Brooke Charlotte Ahrens and Noah Foster Ahrens. His grandparents Sheila and Joseph Dorsey of Rye, New York and Lily Smith of Houston, Texas greatly mourn his passing. He is beloved of, will be mourned by and his memory cherished by his companion Marcio Antonio Cabral-Correa.
Known for his incredible mind and infectious sense of humor, Dustin leaves a lasting legacy of compassion and tenderness. His friends stated aptly, “ Dustin’s bright blue eyes could light up any room; He had the knack to make all those within his path realize their upside; He could listen attentively and was always there as an honest true friend; Dustin was kind in thought, word and deed and wore his intellect lightly.”