Gertrude L. Smith

April 01, 1991

Gertrude L. Smith, a former Baltimore resident and retired registered nurse, died Saturday after a long illness at the Fox Chase Nursing Center in Silver Spring. She was 92.

A mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Smith will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd.

The former Gertrude Lawrence was born in Clayton, N.Y., and was a graduate of Clayton High School and the Kings County Hospital Nursing School in Brooklyn.

In 1926, she married Sheldon B. Smith. The couple lived in Kingston, N.Y., before moving 18 years ago to the Loch Raven Apartments in Baltimore. Mr. Smith died in 1979. Mrs. Smith moved to the nursing center in 1989.

She is survived by a son, Sheldon B. Smith Jr. of Bethesda; three grandchildren, Sheldon B. Smith 3rd of Langhorne, Pa., Melinda A. Smith of Baltimore and Valarie L. Smith of Oakland, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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