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Joan Patricia Smith


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Joan Patricia Smith Obituary
Joan Patricia Smith, 82, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Born Nov. 12, 1931, in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Leland and Esther Hedgcock. After growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland, marrying and having four children, she and her family moved to the Chambersburg area where she became a full-time realtor in 1974. She earned her broker's license in 1977 and during the next 37 years Joan owned or co-owned several successful local real estate businesses. She loved to share her knowledge and experience by teaching real estate classes for Penn State University. Her passion for the business and her love for the people she helped kept her active in real estate well into her 82nd year. She also enjoyed quilting, gardening and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.
She is survived by her loving companion of 24 years, Vernon Bachman;  a sister, Diane Wiley and husband John of West Virginia, a brother, Eugene Hedgcock and wife Claire of Florida; three children, Timothy Smith, Daniel Smith and wife Carol, both of Chambersburg, and Wendy Smith and husband Lawrence Clark of Bel Air, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Danielle Smith and companion Brian Finucane, Chelsea Tracy and husband Joshua, Kelly Smith, Bradley Smith, Evin Smith, Harrison Smith, Camille Smith; three great-grandchildren, Cayden and Gavan Tracey, Brady Finucane. Joan also had a special relationship with her nephew, Stuart Fielding, and her nieces, Cheryl Wingert and Denise Dumfries. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her ex-husband James Smith and her son, Larry Smith.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.
Condolences may be expressed on her Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Aug. 1, 2014
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