Dorothy R. (Ross) Smith
Dorothy Smith passed away peacefully at age 99 on Saturday November 13, 2021 at the Clare Bridge unit of Brookdale Troy, Troy, Ohio. Born on December 21 1921 she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Grace Playford (Coffman) Ross and the wife of the late Ralph C. Smith. Before moving to Ohio in 2012, she had lived 90 years in the Wilkinsburg and Level Green, PA. area. Dorothy spent her working years as an elevator operator, switchboard operator at Cathedral Mansions and as a surgical seamstress for Columbia Hospital. She was devout in her faith and was a 25 year member of the Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn. She is survived by her children; Dale R. (Mary Alice) Smith of Troy OH., Richard G. (Susan) Smith of Grafton OH., and Wayne (Deborah) Smith of New Palestine IN.; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by her sisters; Mildred E. (Earl) Johnson, Betty J (Raymond) Rankin and Vivian R. (Clarence) Frank. Family and friends will be received on Saturday November 20, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville (412-856-4747), where a funeral service will be held at 11 AM. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev Jim Spitzel will be officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn 312 Highland Ave., Pitcairn, PA. 15140 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 2835 E. Carson Street Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA. 15203. Online condolences can be shared at www.jobefuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank the staff at ClareBridge and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County for the loving care they gave our mother.