Hilary Lurie Smith
June 25, 2015

Visitation Information

June 30 2015 - 12:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Funeral Information

June 30 2015 - 1:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Smith, Hilary Lurie;  Age 96 of Shadyside residing in West Hartford, CT, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Lester R. Smith for 72 wonderful years. Mother of Susan Parr of Northbrook, IL and Dr. Howard (Judy) Smith of West Hartford, CT. Beloved sister of Isabel Yuckman, Marion Lurie, Harry Lurie, and D'Vera Bendall who all predeceased her. Grandmother of Bruce (Dee) Parr, Lauren (Chris) Weiland, Jonathan (Marcy) Parr, Michele Smith, Gregory (Natalie) Smith, Michael (Shannon) Smith, and David Smith. Great-grandmother of Jackson and Meier Parr, Lawson, Lindsey, and Grant Smith. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School with valedictory honors, the University of Pittsburgh with high honors in retailing, and from Duquesne University with a masters in social work. She was a human resources journalist at Kaufman's Department Store, social worker for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, former President, Taylor Allderdice High School Parent-Teacher Association, active in Rodef Shalom sisterhood and scouting programs and a lifelong avid bridge player. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 PM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (12 Noon to 1 PM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation.  Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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As Hilary's family I do not need to tell you what a kind,thoughtful and helpful person she was. I had the honor of working with her for the Pittsburgh Schools. I was just starting out and we had many lunches as she shared her wisdom about the job and many moments of laughter. I will always be grateful for all her kindness and the support she offered me. My condolences to her entire family, you are all in my prayers

By Carol Daly Kapetanovich - June 28, 2015