Julie L. M. Smith, cared for elderly neighbors

January 27, 1995|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer

Julie L. Martin Smith, a homemaker and volunteer, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Gardenville. She was 67.

She spent her entire life at the Plainfield Avenue house where she was reared. She was known throughout her neighborhood for her kindness and concern for the elderly and neighbors.

"She would shovel snow and drive senior citizens to the store and their appointments," said a daughter, Sister Pat Smith, O.S.F., of Aston, Pa. "She knew everyone in Gardenville and was constantly doing for others. It was impossible for her to go to the store without bumping into someone she knew.

"She was always working for community improvement, making sure that stop signs were on corners and alleys were kept clean."

Mrs. Smith was active in the affairs of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4420 Frankford Ave., Baltimore, where she was christened, made her First Communion and married.

She visited hospitals, nursing homes and people who were confined to their homes because of illness.

She was a member of the Ladies of Charity and Eucharistic minister and member of the funeral choir at St. Anthony's.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony's.

Other survivors include her husband of 50 years, Raymond W. Smith Sr.; two sons, Raymond W. Smith Jr. of Hampstead and Christian P. Smith of Perry Hall; another daughter, Julie L. Boston of Marriottsville; a brother, Thomas W. Martin of Hayden Lake, Idaho; and four grandchildren.

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