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Sandra S. Smyth

August 1, 1946 – May 21, 2015

Sandra S. Smyth, age 68, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Born in Chester, PA on August 1, 1946, Sandra was a daughter of the late Thomas Skinter and Elsie (Tribbitt) Skinter.

Strong in her faith, she was a longtime member of the Kemblesville United Methodist Church. Sandra adored spending time with her loved ones and in her earlier years, made many happy memories with them on the family’s boat. She also enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and visiting the beach. Sandra will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Skinter, Charlotte Barrall and Elsie King. Sandra is survived by her husband of 49 years, David W. Smyth; children, Sheryl Snedeker (Joey) of North East, MD and David W. Smyth (Sandra) of Hockessin, DE; and 5 grandchildren, Nicholas, David, Timothy, James and Joseph III.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, May 27, 2015 at the Kemblesville United Methodist Church, 1772 New London Road, Kemblesville, PA. A second visitation will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon on Thursday morning, May 28, 2015 at the church, with a funeral service to follow at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice c/o Vitas Health Care Corporation, 100 Commerce Drive, Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Kemblesville U.M. Church, P.O. Box 189, Kemblesville, PA 19347.

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  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family in this time of sorrow. We pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult time. We also pray for joy in your heart knowing your mother/ wife has begun her new journey with God, made new again with no suffering . Our reunion is not far off and she will be waiting with the Lord to embrace you all once again. God bless you all and give you comfort.

  • Prayers to your family at this time of Sorry.

  • Dear Dave, David and Sheryl:

    We are so sorry to read of Sandy’s passing, and know we are fortunate that Sandy’s life, and the lives of all your family, intersected with ours when Becky was an infant. I know Becky reaped the benefit of your stable family life and Sandy’s serene temperament. We send our best wishes and our prayers to you all.
    ~Laura

  • David & family, Sandy was a long time friend,Always sweet & kind. Many times I was a guest in their home. The whole family was wonderful. May you find peace to know she is with her Lord & not in pain anymore. Diane & Hank Funk

  • Dave so sorry to here about Sandra . She will forever be in our hearts, what a kind and gentle person. i will miss her warmth, and friendship. She was liked my all in the Salon. Yours Family Friends, Salon By Anthony.

  • We were so sorry to hear that our son’s life-long friend (Dave) has lost his Mom. Our sympathies go out to Dave, his Dad and his sister at this time of sadness. I ask that the family may know God’s peace, as He is with us in our time of suffering and loss.

  • Dear Dave, I was very sorry to hear about Sandy. We shared some fun times in high school. It was wonderful to see you both at our 50th reunion last October. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.