COPAKE FALLS—Dorothy “Dot” Smithers of Copake Falls, formerly of Lynbrook and Hutchinson Island, FL, passed peacefully March 13, 2019 in upstate New York in her 100th year.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles. She was the devoted mother of Nancy Hescheles and Janet Virkus; beloved mother-in-law of David Hescheles and Philip MacAllister; loving grandmother of Kimberly Hines, Matthew Virkus, Jennifer Anschel and Jessica Joyce and is also survived by five beautiful great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smithers was a member of the woman’s auxiliary at the Vulcan Fire Department in Lynbrook, became a volunteer driver for the visually impaired and was the secretary for the Athletic Director at LHS for 25 years.
Her family was the center of her life. She was strongly influenced by her faith. She successfully dealt with the struggles of aging and always found the good in life.
A celebration of her life will be in the spring.
In her memory, show an act of kindness.