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Catherine L. Smith


Catherine L. “Sis” Smith, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

She was born on February 1, 1928 in Middletown and was the loving daughter of the late Russell and Catherine (Shaeffer) Thompson.

Catherine was a member of New Beginnings Church in Middletown. She was a member of the Rescue Hose Co. Auxiliary and a crossing guard for the Middletown Area School District.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband James W. Smith Sr., and brother Donald Thompson.

Catherine is survived by two sons, James W. Smith Jr. (Margie) of Bainbridge, and Fred E. Smith (Pam) of Elizabethtown; two brothers, Charles Thompson (Fannie) of Middletown, and Paul Thompson (Pat) of Middletown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Helen Thompson and Katherine Smith; and nieces and nephews.

A tribute to Catherine’s life was held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057, with Hospice Chaplain Timothy A. Nickel of Masonic Village officiating. There was a viewing from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Monday.

Interment was at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to her church.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 with the funeral arrangements.

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