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Dorothy Young Smoker

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On September 15, 2015 @ 1:31 pm In Obituaries | 4 Comments

Dorothy Young Smoker, 81, of Millersville, died peacefully at home on September 12, 2015 after a 2 year struggle with a brain tumor.  She was born in Lancaster on August 2, 1934 to the late J. LeRoy and Rhoda W. (Stauffer) Young.

Dottie was a 1952 graduate of Millersville Manor High School.  She was employed by the American Lung Association for several years.  She then worked for the Easter Seals Society, which transitioned to the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center where she was the financial and human resources director, retiring in 1999.

Dottie was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster where she served as a deacon.

She is survived by three children: Dr. Cynthia Smoker-Johnston, wife of Stuart W. Johnston of Reading, Mark S. Smoker, husband of Karen L. Smoker and Alison G. Smoker, both of Millersville.  She also had two grandchildren, Laura E. Johnston and Charles H. (Chad) Johnston IV, and one sister, Jane L. Walp, wife of Dr. Barry D. Walp of Lancaster.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service in First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Family will greet friends immediately following the Memorial Service.  Private interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dottie’s memory may be made to Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA  17602

Condolences for the family of “Dorothy Young Smoker”

Condolence from JERE & SANDY LABEZIUS on September 16th, 2015 12:10 pm


Condolence from James DeBord on September 17th, 2015 1:59 pm

On behalf of the thousands of children and families whose lives were made better by Dorothy’s service, as well as the many former colleagues who recall her dedication, please accept our deepest sympathies.

The staff of Schreiber Pediatric

Condolence from Shirley Lenox from Franks Garage on September 17th, 2015 9:03 pm

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
Your in my thoughts and prayer.

Condolence from Tana Kresge Pratt on September 25th, 2015 5:12 pm

Art and I send our sympathy to all the family. Dottie was a special person. We had many good times as youngsters when our families spent time together. Later, Art and I were fortunate to be with Dottie and her family at Church activities. Our love to all.

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