Rita Smith

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Friday, June 1, 2018
St. Charles Borromeo Church
130 Oakwood Avenue
Elmira Heights, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Woodlawn Cemetery
1200 Walnut Street
Elmira, New York, United States

Obituary of Rita F. Smith

Age 88, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Rita was born in West Hazleton PA a daughter of the late Frank R. and Martha (Jackowski) Dombroski.  She is also predeceased by her husband Jack R. Smith, daughter-in-law Marilyn Smith, sister-in-law Alison Dombroski and brother-in-law John Samchisen.  Rita is survived by her children, with their families:  Richard Smith, with daughter, Valerie (Mike) Brosey and their children, John and Cameron; daughter Jackie (Mickey) Trout and their daughter Olivia;     Tom (Lisa) Smith and his children, Tom Matt (Alida) Smith and their children, Zachary and Connor; Tammy (James) Meuleveld and their children, Meagan and McKenzie;    John Smith and his children, Dan (Katie) Smith and their son Austin; Kristi Smith and her daughter Violet;    Steve Smith and his children, Jessica; and Adam with daughter Abbigail;    Trish Lowman and children, Michael (Lori) Lowman and their children, Mackenzi and Chase; Kevin Lowman and his children, Zoey and Luca;    Bob (Julie) Smith and children, Christina and daughters, Julie and Alexandra; Buddy (Aimee) and sons, Aiden and Tyeson; Justin; Garrett.  Also surviving are brothers and sister-in-law, Frank Dombroski, with Marie Wittwer, of Scottsdale AZ, Edward Dombroski of Jericho VT; Jack and Jill Dombroski of Kingsport TN; sister Lorraine Samchisen of Virginia, along with many nieces and nephews.  Rita retired in 1992 after 23 years of service at Arnot Ogden Medical Center where she was an operating room technician.  Later in life Rita discovered, through her children, that she liked to camp.  She enjoyed being out in nature and all of the beauty it has to offer.  Rita was passionate about staying in touch with close friends, a few of those include Angie DiLaura, Kathy Southard and Carol White.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she just loved to spoil.  Rita will surely be missed by those who knew her and loved the person she was.  “Rest in peace, Momma.”  There will be no prior calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to a  Mass of Christian Burial for Rita on Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:30 a.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights.  Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Those wishing may remember Rita with a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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