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Helen T. Smith

Obituary for Helen T. Smith

December 31, 2018
Lawndale, Pennsylvania


Helen T. (nee Loftus), of Lawndale, age 95, on December 31, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Joseph, Loving mother of Helene Kropp (Dennis), Joseph (Carol), William (Maureen) and Patrick (Susan), Dear Grandmother of 9, Great Grandmother of 7 and Great Great Grandmother of 1. Helen was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene and James Loftus.

Helen was born and raised in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. She raised her family in Lawncrest and was a long time parishioner of Saint William Church. Helen was an active member of the Saint William Senior Citizens Club and a devoted member of the Crest-Lawn American Legion Post #832. These affiliations fostered many great, lasting friendships, travel opportunities and social activities that she loved.

But what Helen cherished most in her long, wonderful life was her interaction and devotion to her family. Whether it was a wedding, birthday party or holiday celebration, she reveled in being surrounded by her family. This extended family provided her many years of happiness and her guidance was steadying influence to all of the family.

Relatives, friends, St. William's Seniors and members of American Legion Post 832 are invited to share in Helen's Life Celebration Saturday starting 9:00 AM followed by her funeral mass 10:00 AM at the church of St. William, 6200 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19120. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Helen's memory to For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, 620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 or online at would be appreciated. To share your fondest memories of Helen visit Family service by Dean/Geitner/Givnish of Fox Chase. 1-800-GIVNISH

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