Tonawanda News


September 6, 2012

Ruth E. Smith

THE TONAWANDA'S — Ruth E. (Tallman) Smith, age 91, of the Tonawandas', Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at DeGraff Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the wife of Norbert J. Smith, who died in 1978; and was the mother of the late Norma Watt.

She is survived by two children, Noreen (Robert) Del Gaudio of Wheatfield and Norbert "Corky" (Lynda West) Smith, Jr., of Florida; her grandchildren, Lenore Sheehan, Kim (fiance' Dave) Palmisano, David (Karen) Gross, Jason (Kim) Del Gaudio, Christine (Butch) D'Agostino, Cheryl (Mick) Edmondson and several more; her great-grandchildren, Joe (Dawn) and Michael Palmisano, Brooke (Ralph) and Brittany Sheehan, Olivia Gross and many more; her great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah Sheehan and Marco Palmisano; and her sister, Jean Brunner of Buffalo. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Private graveside prayers will be in Elmlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., Tonawanda, NY.

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