Hilary Lurie Smith
SMITH: Hilary Lurie Smith; Age 96 of Shadyside residing in West Hartford, Conn., passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Lester R. Smith for 72 wonderful years. Mother of Susan Parr of Northbrook, Ill., and Dr. Howard (Judy) Smith of West Hartford, Conn. Beloved sister of Isabel Yuckman, Marion Lurie, Harry Lurie, and D’Vera Bendall, who all predeceased her. Grandmother of Bruce (Dee) Parr, Lauren (Chris) Weiland, Jonathan (Marcy) Parr, Michele Smith, Gregory (Natalie) Smith, Michael (Shannon) Smith, and David Smith. Great-grandmother of Jackson and Meier Parr, Lawson, Lindsey and Grant Smith. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School with valedictory honors, the University of Pittsburgh with high honors in retailing, and from Duquesne University with a master’s in social work. She was a human resources journalist at Kaufmann’s Department Store, social worker for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, former president, Taylor Allderdice High School Parent-Teacher Association, active in Rodef Shalom Sisterhood and scouting programs and a lifelong avid bridge player. Services were held at Rodef Shalom Temple. Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com.