Ruth Ann Smith

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Ruth Ann Podlas Smith, formerly of Bradford, Pa., died Friday (July 1, 2016).
She was the mother of Deborah Smith Jones, Linda (Joseph) Lempner, Lisa Smith, Susan Macro, Barbara (Jeffrey) Jewell, Judith Smith and the late Rev. Thomas R. Smith; grandmother of Michael (Carrie), Thomas (Bridgette), Matthew (Robyn) Lempner, Jennifer (Ryan) Mead, Kristina, Sarah Macro, Ryan, Erin Alkire, Brendon (Britney) and Brian Barker; daughter of Stephen S. and Ruth Hannon Podlas; great-grandmother of 13; has many nieces, nephews and cousins; and is sister of Stephen (Nanci) Podlas, late Barbara (Clinton) Montague and Mary Judith Podlas.
There is no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth Ann's name may be made to Teaching and Restoring Youth Inc., 228 Brinkman Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211; or Delaware YMCA, 2564 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216.
She is a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School.
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Published in The Bradford Era from July 30 to Aug. 5, 2016
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