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Former Mendham Library Board Member Passes

Kathryn “Kay” F. Smith passed away at Fellowship Village on Feb. 4.

Kathryn “Kay” F. Smith passed away peacefully at Fellowship Village, Basking Ridge on Monday, Feb. 4 at 87.

Smith was born in Connellsville, PA to the late Clarence and Loreen (Struble) McCormick on Aug. 11, 1925. She grew up in Oakmont, PA and graduated from Penn State University before moving to Manhattan where she met her husband of 48 years, John.

Smith resided in Mendham Township for 50 years until moving to Basking Ridge in 2005.

An energetic participant in the Brookside community, Smith served on the board of the Mendham Township Library and was active with the Women’s Club of Morristown and the League of Women Voters. A longtime golfer at the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club, Smith was also an avid bridge player, gardener and worked at the polls on election day. She was a member of the Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham for five decades.

Smith was employed as a bookkeeper by various firms, retiring from J. Feuerstein Systems in Parsippany.

She was predeceased by her husband John P. Smith in 2002. Smith was a loving mother and friend and survivors include her son Jonathan A. Smith and his wife Rosella Campion of Boston MA; her daughter Martha M. Smith of New Haven CT; two granddaughters Laurie Cecil and Erin O’Keefe; two great grandchildren and many cousins.

Arrangements are by the Bailey Funeral Home. A memorial service to celebrate Smith's life will be held at the Hilltop Presbyterian Church at 26 Hilltop Road in Mendham on Saturday March 9 at 1:00 p.m. All who knew her are welcome. Interment was private at Sylvan Heights Cemetery in Uniontown, PA.

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