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In Memory of

Doris M. Smith

November 28, 1929 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Doris M. Smith, 85, of Harrisburg passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Harrisburg Hospital.

Born November 28, 1929 in Wormleysburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Milton and Edna M. (Kramer) Shuler. Doris was a graduate of the former John Harris High School, Class of 1947.

She was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community Affairs. Doris' greatest source of joy was her husband and family. She also enjoyed motorcycling, boating, skiing, and dancing. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert H. Smith, Jr.;...

Doris M. Smith, 85, of Harrisburg passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Harrisburg Hospital.

Born November 28, 1929 in Wormleysburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Milton and Edna M. (Kramer) Shuler. Doris was a graduate of the former John Harris High School, Class of 1947.

She was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community Affairs. Doris' greatest source of joy was her husband and family. She also enjoyed motorcycling, boating, skiing, and dancing. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert H. Smith, Jr.; her three children - son, Robert H. Smith, III and wife Margaret R. of Silverthorne, Colorado; daughter, Joelle L. and husband Michael M. Dorsey of Silt, Colorado; and daughter, Lianne M. and husband Scott Fickel, of New Cumberland; grandson, Cameron R. Fickel and his fiancée, Ashley M. Strouphauer. She also leaves behind her three sisters - June Taleff and Mary Jane Starry, both of Harrisburg; and Shirley Greer of Lititz and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends.
She was predeceased by two grandsons, Jordan M. Dorsey and Taylor R. Dorsey, both of Colorado.

Any services will be at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank everyone for all their support during this difficult time. Special thanks to the entire staff in the CTICU, Third Floor at Harrisburg Hospital. The caring staff there made the last days of my mother's life as comfortable and dignified as possible and the support showed to my father and my family was overwhelming and very much appreciated. Thank you to all the doctors, PA's, nurses, therapists and support staff. You made the final transition for my mother a tremendous comfort for her and for my family. My family is forever grateful to you all.