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Catherine M. Smith

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On December 1, 2014 @ 12:53 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Catherine M. Smith, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Hamilton Arms.  Born in Lancaster she was the daughter of the late Chester V. Smith, Sr. and Catherine A. (Lewis) Smith.

After graduating from High school, Catherine spent her career with Hamilton Watch Company where she also sang in the choir.

She was a member of the Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star, James Buchanan Chapter 315, The Red Hatters, and the Order of the Amaranth.

In her spare time she enjoyed singing soloist and in a choir and playing pinochle.

Catherine was a member at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

She is survived by two Nephews, Barry A. Smith, and wife Patricia, and Brian V. Smith, and many other Nieces and Nephews.

She was predeceased by her four brothers.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM.  A viewing will be held Saturday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  Interment will follow in Riverview Burial Park

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society of Lancaster County, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA.

Condolences for the family of “Catherine M. Smith”

Condolence from Dr. Karl E. Moyer on December 3rd, 2014 12:54 pm

I note with sorrow the announcement of the death of Catherine Smith, long -time Good Shepherd choir singer. I served Good Shepherd Church 1975 – 1989 as organist-director of music, and as such Catherine was a right-hand helper as a soloist in making music in worship there, as was her much-adored father Chester.

She and her father were members and participants in the newly-founded Good Shepherd congregation from the beginning. one of that generation who made the merger into Good Shepherd come to pass and to succeed. That generation is thinning out more and more, of course, but they deserve our gratitude for their faith and their witness and their support.

Catherine was of the “old school” of church soloist, very much a produce of her era and highly regarded for it, too. While she sang other places as well, I think singing in church was her chief joy.

Sadly enough, I am obligated to another matter on Saturday morning and cannot attend Catherine’s service, but my sincere sympathies go to all of her family.

May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Donna Beilby Chekan on December 5th, 2014 1:59 pm

My family first met Catherine many years ago while vacationing on the Jersey Shore and that continued thru the years. More recently we were pleased to wish her well at her 90th Birthday gathering. We are privileged to have known her and will miss her smiling presence. Donna Beilby Chekan Pittsburgh Pa.

Condolence from Dian F. Smith Mosley on December 8th, 2014 1:21 pm

Though we didn’t see Aunt Catherine for many years, we thought of her often.
So to Brian and Berry, and friends of Catherine our thoughts are with all.

Please accept our condolences.

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