Marian Ruth (Bernath) Smith of Grove City, formerly of La Grange Park, Ill., passed away on Sept. 20, 2017, in Grove City Medical Center, following a prolonged battle with lymphoma. She was 79.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Julius A. Bernath and Tillie A. (Urban) Bernath, as well as her husband James F. Smith.
She is survived by her cat, Emma; daughter, Laura B. Smith (Robert) Griewahn; brother, Charles J. Bernath (Terri); and various cousins, nieces and nephews
Marian was born in West Mifflin and attended McKeesport High School and CCAC. She was employed by Westinghouse as a secretary and at Nazareth Academy as the registrar.
She was past secretary of the Grove City Women's Club and member of the Homemakers Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading, and supported animal rescue, literacy, veterans' services, and the Grove City Fire Department.
Marian Ruth Bernath, 79, of Grove City.
Calling hours: None.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday (11-04-17) at the Church of the Beloved Disciple, 1310 S. Center Street Extension, Grove City, with Father Michael Allison as celebrant.
Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City, PA.
Published on October 26, 2017