Susan P. Smith, 51, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a lengthy illness.
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Born on July 13, 1961 in Astoria, New York, she was a daughter of the late Keith and Betty Jones Smith. Early in life she resided in Nanticoke and graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1979 and the former Bradford Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. She had resided in Colorado briefly and later in Maryland, returning to this area this past April 19th.
She was last employed at Dress Barn as a manager and previously in the commissary at Ft. Meade, Maryland.
She had been a member of the former St. George's Episcopal Church, Nanticoke and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. While residing in Maryland, she attended the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa and the Severn Baptist Church, Severn, MD.
Sue enjoyed arts and crafts, stained glass, ceramics, sketching, scrapbooking and stamping.
Surviving are her children, Mark Sovyrda Jr., Miners Mills; and Faith Sovyrda, Sugar Notch; sisters, Lynn Boor (Dennis), Nanticoke and Janet Steele (Ron), Hanover Township; a niece, Shelley Newell Pegler; a nephew, David Newell (Theresa Uber) and great-nieces and nephews, Alyssa and Aiden Newell, Blake and Tia Pegler, and Kira Uber.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke with Pastor Kenneth Turley of First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, officiating.
Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Sue's memory be made to Rainbow's End Greyhound Rescue, 5521 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 27, 2012