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Lois M. Smith Memorial Service

There will be a memorial service for Lois M. Smith, who died July 11, 2012, on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m., in the Union University (Seventh Day Baptist) Church, 5 Church St., Alfred. The service will be followed by a reception in the Church Center across the street.

After 34 years as a librarian with faculty status, Lois retired in 1974 from the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was married to the late C. Duryea Smith III, who was chairman of the AU Department of Speech and Drama. She is survived by her son Charles (Ruth) and daughter Jennifer (Roger), a sister, and four nephews.

Donations in Lois' memory may be made to Alfred University (Attn: The C. Duryea Smith III and Lois M. Smith Fund), Alfred, NY 14802. The Fund is used to support theater activities at the University. Alternatively, the family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an organization of your choice.

You may contact Lois's daughter, Jennifer Fajman, at 17922 Pond Road, Ashton, MD 20861; or at 301.570.9065 (home) or 301.221.0769 (cell); or by e-mail: