2019-02-09 / Obituaries

Dorothy A. Smith

Dorothy A. Smith, 90, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away at the home of her nephew and his wife, John and Tammy Setzer, on Feb. 4, 2019, after a long illness.

Born on Jan. 22, 1929, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of John Joseph and Helen Lucille Butler Dubots. On July 5, 1948, in St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport, she married Robert H. “Bob” Smith, who passed away on May 14, 2018.

Dorothy was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She was employed as an executive assistant for 27 years by John Rigas and Adelphia Communications in Coudersport.

She was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Doyle Court No. 932 in Coudersport, and a member of the Office Girls Club in Coudersport.

Dorothy enjoyed sewing, ceramics, and gardening. She and Bob loved their many dogs through the years and she loved Mack, who is her nephew and his wife’s dog.

Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special nephew, John Setzer and his wife, Tammy.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was predeceased by three children, Patricia Smith, Tommy Smith, and Cheryl Smith, all of whom sadly passed away from cystic fibrosis; a brother, John Dubots; two sisters, Kathryn Setzer and Joanne Dubots; and her best friend, Victoria “Vicki” Frederick.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, with the Rev. James C. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery, Coudersport.

Memorials may be made to St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple St., Coudersport PA 16915.

Dorothy’s family entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. To express condolences, share a memory, or view an online video tribute, please visit virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

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