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04/27/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Ruth Greenspon Smith

Ruth Goldye Greenspon Smith
(d. 25 Apr 2013)

Washington (NC) High School / Newport News High School Class of @ 1941

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is sad news to report this Saturday morning.   Ruth Greenspon Smith, Washington (NC) High School / Newport News High School Class of @ 1941, passed away in Sandy Springs, Georgia on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the age of 88.  May her memory be for a blessing always.

  Ruth Goldye Greenspon Smith


Sandy Springs, GA - Ruth Goldye Smith, 88, of Sandy Springs, GA, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 25, 2013 in her home. She was loved by everyone who knew her. Her heart and her hand were always open to all.

Born to Lillian and Reuben Greenspon, of blessed memory, she grew up in Washington, NC, and moved to Newport News, VA for her senior year in high school. While attending the first three years of high school in North Carolina, she maintained the highest scholastic average in the entire school, while at the same time winning three annual gold medals for citizenship.

 She completed 2-1/2 years at Westhampton College in Richmond, VA before going to work for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field, VA (what is today known as NASA). Although she was the only editor without a college degree, her work was highly regarded by her co-workers.

Ruth is preceded in death by her daughter, Carol, and is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Mayer; her sons, Jonathan and Steven; her brother, Irving and his wife Adele; her sister, Leah Fink; son-in-law, Charlie Abraham; her grandchildren: Rachel Allende and her husband Jose, Jacob Abraham and his wife Christina, Noah, Lily Ana, Shira, Victor and David; and many nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook is available at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Hadassah,, where Ruth was a Life Member, or to the charity of your choice .

Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Sunday, April 28, 2013 at The Hebrew Cemetery in Hampton, VA with Rabbi David Kalender of Congration Olam Tikyah in Fairfax, VA officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, GA, 770-451-4999. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 27, 2013.   
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April 26, 2013, 10:59 AM
Mayer and family, Our heartfelt sympathies are with you. We will miss her sweet smile. Our deepest condolences. With love, Grace and Asher

~ Grace and Asher Benator

April 26, 2013, 8:09 PM

Our deepest condolences on Ruth's passing. May your loving memories sustain you.

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May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Smith's family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Oseh Shalom

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