The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 23, 2012

Lois A. Smith

The Tribune-Democrat

OAKLAND — SMITH – Lois A., 81, Oakland, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Born April 10, 1931, in Johnstown, daughter of Clyde A. and Naomi (Gardner) Wertz. Preceded in death by parents and infant son, David. Survived by husband of 57 years, Robert, Johnstown; loving sons, Richard Allen; Daniel Robert; Gerald Frank, married to the former Mary Beth Furman; Douglas Scott, married to the former Michele Mihelic; Jeffrey Paul; and David James, all of Johnstown; grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Amanda, Devin and Courtney; great-granddaughter, Gracie Lynn Krestar; and sister, Marilyn Hawthorne, Monroeville. Member of Homestead United Methodist Church. Retired as a supervisor from JC Penny’s. She loved to travel. Lois was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by friends and family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Geisel Funeral Home, Johnstown, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Geisel-Devlin Funeral Chapel, the Rev. James Gay, officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Windber Hospice in Lois’ memory. For online condolences, please visit

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