Leslie Smathers

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PITMAN, N.J. - Leslie Cummings Smathers, 87, passed away surrounded by her loved ones early Saturday morning (Aug. 13, 2016) at Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury.
Born in Newton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Leslie O. Cummings and Grace A. Preble Cummings. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald E. Smathers, who passed away in 2002, and sister to the late Bruce, Stearns and Sally Cummings.
Leslie is survived by her two beloved sons, Robert E. (Sarah) of Anaheim, Calif., and James B. (Ruth) of Glassboro. She is also survived by her siblings, Allen Cummings, Faith Cummings Mueller, Margaret Cummings Juergens, Lewis Cummings and Louise Cummings Levy.
Leslie was a graduate of Orchard Park (N.Y.) High School in the Class of 1946. She attended Lake Erie College and University of Buffalo, N.Y. Leslie and Don moved to Glassboro in 1959. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Pitman, where they sang in the church choir. Leslie was also a member of the Presbyterian Women and an avid painter. She also enjoyed bowling, bridge and tennis. Leslie enjoyed family visits with relatives in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. She was cherished by her older brothers and fondly referred to as Dot by many. She was a perfect example of a beautiful soul and her support for all members of her family throughout the years was a gift great kindness. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins on both sides of Cummings and Smathers families.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 in the First Presbyterian Church of Pitman. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Pitman. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The Smathers Family is grateful for gifts given in memory of Leslie to the First Presbyterian Church in Pitman, 10 Wildwood Ave., Pitman, N.J. 08071; the of South Jersey, 1000 Lincoln Drive, N.J. 08053; the , 1 Union St., Robbinsville, N.J. 08691; or the , 160 Route 22, Suite 103, Bridgewater, N.J. 08807.
Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, 2016
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