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Esther T. Smith, 95 – Bell Telephone Operator, Loved Bingo

Esther T. Smith, 95, of Pottsville passed away Thursday morning at Orwigsburg Center.

Born November 1, 1924, in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Goodman) Smith.

Esther was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. She was a 1942 Graduate of Pottsville Area High School. After graduating she worked for Bell Telephone as a telephone operator.

Esther loved going to local bingo events with her sisters and going to local casinos. She was devoted taking care of her mother in her advanced stages of life.

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She is survived by brother-in-law, Eugene Gustitis; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as, great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings, Florence (Sister Rosemarie S.C.C.), Joseph Smith, Mary Smith, Dorothy Muldowney, Geraldine Haney, Ruth Murphy, Elizabeth Gustitis, and Rose Marie Rabuck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at St. John the Baptist RC Church, 913 Mahantongo St, Pottsville, Rev. David Loeper, Off. Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until mass at the church. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Please visit to leave a condolence for the Smith family.


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