Susan M. Smith, administrative assistant

December 13, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Susan M. Smith, a retired administrative assistant who enjoyed collecting antiques, died Sunday of cancer at Howard County General Hospital. The longtime Mount Airy resident was 64.

Susan Marie Gordon was born in Lebanon, Pa., and later moved to Towson with her family. She was a 1962 graduate of Towson High School.

Mrs. Smith had worked as an administrative assistant with the Prince George's County Board of Education and, in the early 1970s, with Auerbach and Simmons, a Silver Spring law firm.

For more than a decade, Mrs. Smith was an administrative assistant with International Business Machines in Gaithersburg until retiring in the mid-1990s.

An avid collector of antique furniture, glassware, silver and kitchenware, Mrs. Smith owned and operated Then-Again Antiques from 1993 until 2001, when she suffered a heart attack.

She was also a world traveler.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 10.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Stewart L. Smith, a retired IBM systems engineer; two sons, Timothy K. Smith of Pasadena and Wendel A. Smith of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; a daughter, Terri-Sue Beck of Ellicott City; a sister, Elizabeth L. Klinger of New Britain, Pa.; stepparents Robert and Margaret L. Butler of Phoenix, Baltimore County; and seven grandchildren.

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