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Mary H. (Kuhar) Smith

January 26, 1949 - May 22, 2020

Mary H. (Kuhar) Smith, age 71, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 22, 2020. Born in Scranton, PA on January 26, 1949, she was the daughter of the late George and Dezzi Mae (Graves) Kuhar.

Mary married the love of her life, John Calvin Smith, on March 4, 1967, and graduated from Conrad High School that same year.  Her greatest joy in life was being a wife to her husband, a mother to her children, Tammy, Dee and Chris, and a MomMom to her seven grandchildren, Madyson, Skylar, Marissa, Cayla, Noah, Gracie, and Corbin. While she was raising her family, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wilmington College in May of 1996.  Mary was an accountant and office manager for Benchmark Builders for over 20 years.

She enjoyed relaxing at her beach house, shopping at the outlets, bowling, going to old car shows with friends and singing karaoke at AMVETS in Longneck. MOST of all, Mary loved spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Rowe, Evelyn Pennington, Georgiann Kuhar, and Susie O’Connor. Mary will be dearly missed by her husband, John Calvin Smith; daughters, Tammy Beal (Jeff) and Diane Bowers (Bob); son, Chris Smith; grandchildren, Madyson, Skylar, Marissa, Cayla, Noah, Gracie, and Corbin and sisters Cathy Kuhar and Jean Fogarty (Joe).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services are private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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37 Condolences for Mary H. (Kuhar) Smith

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs and prayers to you all.

  • So sorry for your loss, Mary was a good friend and person will be missed.

  • Praying for all of you! ❀️

  • So sorry for your loss John and family. Prayers for all of you
    Frank Zinni

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a fantastic wife, mother, grandmother and most of all a great person. My all your good memories get you through this difficult time.
    Marie Bowers

  • Heartfelt condolences to the family.

  • Cathy and Family …

    I’m so sorry to read about Mary’s passing. You are all in my thoughts during this incredibly difficult time. Rest assured that she is at peace in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.

    Claudia Reno Todd

  • I’m so deeply sorry for the loss but glad there is no more suffering. She was a fun, loyal bowler and loved having her with us in the league. God bless to all..πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ’

  • I didn’t know mrs Smith very well, but I knew her for the last few years of her life. I had a beach house right across the street from hers and would always hang out with her grandkids. Anytime I talked to her, she would treat me like I was one of her own. She is one of the nicest persons I’ve ever meant. I know she is in a much better place now. She lived a long life and was responsible for a great family. I pray for her amazing family. I hope God gives them the strength to overcome this loss in Jesus name.

  • So sorry Dee . ❀️

  • Mary was a very sweet, happy and kind friend in high school. My husband Tom and I graduated with her from Conrad. We will keep you all in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

  • To Mary’s Family and sisters Cathy and Jean so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mary , my husband and I had the pleasure of knowing her she was a wonderful person may Gods Peace be with all of you at this time Tom and Cathy Ferretti

  • So very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a lovely lady and a good neighbor. Thinking of you.

  • Mary was my best friend and my Husband Junior was her best Bud , she always called him that . We had so many wonderful times together . I lost a piece of my heart . God bless her Family .

  • So sorry for your loss there are no words only time can heal your heart

  • May the grace of God bring your family peace at this time.Mary you will always be renembered and I was truly blessed and honored to be considered your friend ..love ya girlfriend

  • Sorry for your loss guys. You all are in my prayers

  • Calvin, Dee, Tammy & Chris & Grandchildren – I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in all your wonderful memories. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

  • John so sorry such a beautiful person she will truly be missed by so many friends and family. She will be watching over all of us and keeping us safe. Such good time with you and her plus the sisters always a ball of fun. She has left a lot of memories for everyone so she will always be with us.

  • I knew mary for a long time, we were bowling buddies back in the day. What a wonderful lady!
    I know we will all smile when we think of Mary.
    I

  • Thoughts and prayers to your family. RIP Mary..

  • Tammy and Jeff and family , I was sadden by the news of your mothers passing , I actually met your mom and dad at price Dodge a long time ago and I remember l your dad being quite the character and your mom just shaking her head and it made me smile , I hope my story can bring a smile to you and your family through this tough time. Thoughts and prayers always

  • Calvin and family I am very sorry for your lost. Mary will be remembered in many ways. I think back over the years and remember many good times she will always be a sister to me. Sending my prayers and love.

  • I’m sorry for yalls loss. She was a very special woman. May she Rest In Peace & never be forgotten. Love , Arial <3

  • I express my sorrow to Kathy, the family and friends for the loss of her beloved sister Mary Kuchar. May you all seek comfort in Mary’s home going where her spirit will last forever. And the memory of her life will remain here in your hearts!!

  • My Sincere condolences to John and family.
    Lynn Farley Makowski

  • We knew Mary on a professional level. We always found her to be so helpful, kind, warm & patient. We often exchanged stories of the beach, which she loved so very much. Mary’s warm smile & radiance will be missed!!! Sending prayers to her entire family.
    Cynthia & Dan Kelly

  • SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS GREW UP WITH MARY AND FAMILY ON HARDING AVE WAS THE PAPER BOY PLEASE ACCEPT MY CONDOLENCES

  • So sad to hear of the passing of Mary. A friend since grade school and a very classy lady. My sincere condolences to her family…RIP Mary

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
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    I went to school with one of her sisters.

  • Calvin I am so sorry for your loss. I went Conrad with Mary an she always had a smile on her face she was a beautiful person. I am sorry because of the times I can’t be there to give you a hug… My cousin Sue will give you one for me… Your in my prayers.

  • Sincere condolences to John, who lost his beloved wife; their children Tammy, Dee and Chris, and all the grandchildren. Special thoughts and prayers to my great-niece Marissa, who lost her grandmother and to our friends Tammy and the entire Beal family. Happy memories.

  • Sending my deepest sympathy Tammy, to you and all of your family.

  • So sorry for your loss John and Family!
    Mary was a Great Co-Worker and was always enjoying her work. I know Mary will be missed by all! Mary had a lot to give and those that were around Mary enjoyed her company.

    God Bless Mary you will be missed!

  • Diane and John, So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. What a beautiful video and family. I know you will all take very good care of each other. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry rest in peace

  • Im so saddened by Mary’s passing. What great memories of a beautiful person, friend, doting mother she left with me and Bonnie Miller. My deepest sympathy to all.