Shirley A. Smith

April 7, 1926 - Aug. 8, 2018


Shirley A. Smith, 92, Martinsburg, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg, after a brief illness.

She was born in Hollidays­burg, daughter of the late Paul H. and Esther M. (Patske) Smith.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul; and a sister, Elizabeth.

Shirley was a 1944 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in education and went on to obtain a master’s degree from Carnegie Tech. She retired as a high school librarian for Lower Merion Township School District.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg.

Shirley had a great love of reading, and she enjoyed traveling and needlework.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Mont­gomery St., Hollidays­burg, the Rev. Cindy Carlisle officiating. Interment will be in Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg.

The family requests that donations in memory of Shirley be made to one’s favorite charity.