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09/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Dorothy Perry Smith

Dorothy Lee Perry Smith
(d. 05 Aug 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad if rather belated news to report this Monday.     Dorothy Perry Smith, Class of 1962, passed away at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on Thursday, August 05, 2010 at the age of 65.  She is the sister of Sam Perry of VA.

    From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 09/06/10, 7:35 AM - "Another 1962 Grad":

Dear Carol,

I was told that Dorothy Perry (Smith), NNHS class of 1962, passed away about a month ago but I didn't see the obituary. Please ask if anyone knows of her passing.

Thank you,
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet

   Her obituary did not appear in the Daily Press, but I found it here:

   I always liked Dorothy.  She was unfailingly kind and friendly towards me.  I'm so very sorry to learn of her passing, Brownie; thank you so much for letting us know. 

Dorothy Perry Smith


Dorothy Perry Smith, 65, of 195 Beechwood Shores Drive, Moyock, NC, died Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Albemarle Hospital.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Charles M. Perry and Elizabeth Swaner Perry and the widow of William R. Smith. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Fatich of Moyock, NC; a son, Kasey Kazakavich and wife, Robin of Harrisburg, PA; a sister, Bea Hipp of Fortworth, TX; a brother, Sam Perry of Hampton, VA; and three grandchildren, Rachel Dickens and Jake and Sam Kazakavich.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Karen Fatich, 195 Beechwood Shores Drive, Moyock, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the family.



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Published on August 07, 2010.


August 07, 2010, 12:34 PM
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Love, Ali

~ Ali R. Harrison

August 08, 2010, 6:21 PM

Dear Dorothy’s family, I want to send thoughts and prayers to your family. I am not sure if this is the Dorothy Perry that went to school with me, the class of 1962 Newport News High School, because we have not found her for many years. We are very sorry for your loss. We are very sorry that we could not keep in touch with her thru out the years. May God bless you and your family.

~ Brenda Amos Williams, Virginia

August 09, 2010, 10:54 AM

Karen, there could be no more example of a loving daughter as you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Robyn


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Dorothy's family and friends at this time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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