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Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith

February 17, 1922 September 19, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Dorothy W. Smith

Smith, Dorothy (Wertz), 98, widow of Oliver F. Smith, Jr. who died February 22, 2010, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her residence at the Highlands. Dorothy and Oliver celebrated 66 years of marriage. She was the daughter of Augustus S. Wertz and Amelia (Heberle) Wertz of Wyomissing, born February 17, 1922 in Reading. She was valedictorian of the Class of 1939 of Wyomissing High School. She received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Gettysburg College in 1943. After a very active college career, Dorothy was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1942 and graduated magna cum laude the following year.

Upon graduation, she took a position in the production control department of Armstrong Cork Co. in Lancaster, PA. Armstrong had a contract with Vought Sikorsky manufacturing airplane fuselages during the war. Besides a challenging job, she met her future husband who was an engineer on the project. It was friendship, romance, followed by marriage on October 7, 1944.

They moved back to Wyomissing in 1946 and started their family. Dorothy’s activities in the community included The League of Women Voters, Junior League of Reading, the Board of the YMCA, Planned Parenthood and the Wyomissing Public Library. The family was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Reading. Both Dorothy and Oliver were devoted followers of Dr. Eugene Barth of Albright College. As the years passed, they shared the excitement of world travel without the constraints of an organized tour. Oliver (Bud) was proficient behind the wheel regardless of language and terrain. Sanibel, Florida was an added bonus as the years passed.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Catherine S. Fain of Dayton, Ohio, a son, Christopher W. Smith of Port Orange, Florida, two grandsons, two granddaughters and four great grandchildren.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Opportunity House, 430 N. Second Street, Reading, PA 19601 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 6th & Washington Streets, Reading, PA 19601.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences, tributes, and fond memories may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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    Charles Evans Cemetery
    1119 Centre Avenue
    READING, PA
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Eve@drevekimball.com

Dorothy’s Haiku were a contribution that is little known. She was a bright woman who gave so much to this world. I so value my brief friendship with her. Eve Kimball
Comment | Posted at 10:51am via Condolence
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Renee Dietrich

Dorothy and Oliver lived in my neighborhood. Both were caring and involved in the community. I worked on several League of Women Voters projects with her and valued our friendship.
With sincere sympathy to her family.
Comment | Posted at 12:56pm via Condolence
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Deborah Graf

Dorothy was one of my heroes at Trinity. Her fiery spirit, strong faith, and sharp mind inspire me to this day.
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Deborah Graf

My deepest condolences to her family.
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Deborah Graf

My deepest condolences to her family.
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