Elisabeth Lord Patterson SmithNovember 18, 1926 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 90)
Mrs. Richard C. Smith nee Elisabeth Lord Patterson
18th November, 1926-3rd June, 2017
Mrs. Smith was the youngest offspring of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Forsyth Patterson of “Hillsborough” Sewickley, PA. She was predeceased by her three siblings: sister Forsyth, Mrs. George Watson of Tuxedo Park, New York, brother Charles Lord Patterson of New York City, NY and sister Patricia, Mrs. William Norris of Chestertown, MD and her life-long companion and best friend Loretta Kenny. Mrs. Smith was educated at the Sewickley Academy, Foxcroft School for Girls in Middleburg, VA and Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, PA.
She was employed at the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh for seventeen years as a secretary, working her way up to the position of executive secretary in the trust department.
In March of 1962, she met her future husband: Richard C. Smith. They were married the following 4th August, 1962, on a three-day pass as Mr. Smith was in the Army. This was followed by residences in Augusta, GA, Bamburg and Aschaufenburg, Germany. While living in Europe, they made the first of their nine trips to Ireland. Being an enthusiastic gardener, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Little Garden Club of Sewickley. It is the oldest garden club in Sewickley, being co-founded by her eldest sister Mrs. George Watson and Mrs. B.F. Jones III. She was an enthusiastic golfer, tennis player, swimmer and needle pointer. For many years, Mrs. Smith volunteered at the Sewickley Public Library. She was also a member of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society.
She leaves to mourn her, her husband and various nieces and a nephew.
There will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11 AM at Sewickley Cemetery. Rev. Thomas J. Burke, celebrant. Following graveside service, friends may call at “Scarriff”, the Smith’s Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. James Catholic Church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA 15143 or the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Broadhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001. Arrangements by Copeland’s.
St. James Church
Walnut Street, Sewickey PA 15108
Beaver County Humane Society
3394 Broadhead Rd., Aliquippa PA 15001