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Dorothy J. Smith

July 16, 1944 - November 24, 2022

Dorothy J. Smith, age 78, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022.

Born in Pottsville, PA on July 16, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Gladys (Kiefer) Schoffstall. Dorothy made her career as a custodian for the Colonial School District for many years.

Dedicated to her faith, Dorothy was a devoted and longtime member of the Wilmington Church of God. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her sister, Becky and her brother, Robert.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard L. Smith, Sr. She is survived by her loving son, Richard L. Smith, Jr. (Tabitha); grandsons, Dalton Lee Smith, and Mason Hunter; siblings, Becky McTheney (William) and Robert Schoffstall; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 9:30 am on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 9:30 am. Inurnment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Wilmington Church of God, 2410 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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  • Dear Richie and Family,

    Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Prayers are being sent that God will comfort your with much love and support in the days ahead.

  • Richie, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom, may God give you the strength needed to get through this difficult time. Your mom was such a kind, loving and caring woman. I have many wonderful memories of her. She will be missed dearly.

  • What a wonderful kind and loving person. She will always ❤️ be in my thoughts. She was one special person that cared for everyone. She was always know to everyone as Mom. She now can look down on her family and friends and keep them safe. She will be solely be missed and loved from afar. Mom spread your wings and fly . Enjoy your afterlife with no pain. We will always have your memory alive. ♥️

  • My condolences to Dorothy’s family and friends.

  • Richie,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We love you and please let us know if you need anything.
    Love,
    Bucky, Amy and boys

  • Richie , I’m so very sorry for the loss of ur Mom.Please stay strong n remember the good times you had w her n know she’s at piece w ur Dad now SHE’LL ALWAYS B BUY UR SIDE N WATCHING OVER YOU N THE FAMILY. I know it’s hard but ur family n friend r here for you baby. Let me know if u need anything I’ll be up for the service Love You Budd !!!!

  • Richie I am truly sorry for the loss of your mom! She was such a sweetheart who loved you, Dalton and Mason! She will be truly missed! Me, Dalton and Mason will cherish her memories and keep her in our heart!