Linda Smith

Obituary of Linda Lee Smith

Ms. Linda Lee Smith of Pen Argyl, PA and longtime resident of Port Jervis passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Easton, PA. She was 71. She was born June 1, 1948 in Tuxedo, NY the daughter of the late Dean Conklin and the late Grace Kyles Conklin. Linda was married for 41 years to Robert Smith prior to his death in 2008. She worked for many years as a Line Worker for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis and more recently for Artworks in Port Jervis. A family statement read: Linda was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Her entire life was about caring for her family. Whether it be cooking (as she was an excellent cook and will always be remembered for her chicken and spaghetti), or cleaning, or watching the children, her family could always count on her to be helpful in any way she could. She was a good, kindhearted woman and she will be missed very much by her family and friends. Surviving are: Son: Robert Smith of Pen Argyl, PA Son: Douglas Smith, Sr. of Port Jervis, NY Daughter: Dawn Smith of Daytona Beach, FL Daughter: Melinda Rysdyke of Port Jervis, NY 6 Sisters: Grace Ann Martini & husband Robert of Chester, NY Phyllis Sigler & husband Gene of Port Jervis, NY Irene Barbarino & husband John of Port Jervis, NY Mary Kurtz & husband Daniel of Port Jervis, NY Joan Manning of Port Jervis, NY Sister-in-law: Mabel Conklin of Lancaster, PA 9 Grandchildren: Krista Strouse & huband Chris, Adam Murphy, Douglas Robert Murphy, Brittany Murphy, Amanda Lynn Smith, Douglas William Smith, Jr., Richard Rysdyke, Jr., Jennifer Rose Rysdyke and Gavin Steven Smith. 12 Greatgrandchildren: Chase, Avery, Hayden, Richard III, Hannah, Kayden, Madison, Doug, Jr., Lyric, Makenna, Ian and Hailey. Also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased sister: Agnes Margarum Predeceased brother: Dean Conklin and his wife Anna Predeceased brother: Leslie Conklin Predeceased Brother-in-law Shawn Murabito Predeceased Sons-in-law: Edward Murphy, Jr. and Richard Ryskyke Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: Roosa Fleming VFW Post #161, 47-51 Owen St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com
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