Dorothea Smith


Dorothea Smith of Greenwood Lake, NY passed away on July 2, 2021 after a long and courageous fight against breast cancer. She was 68 years old.


Born in Bronx, New York on July 25, 1952, she was one of seven children of Homer and Dorothea (nee Ludewig) Hastings.


A family statement read, “Dorothea spent 27 years battling breast cancer, yet she was the happiest person in the world. She kept a great sense of humor throughout her life and many people didn’t even realize the battle she was fighting so valiantly. She will be remembered and missed for her determination and positive outlook she brought to every situation.”


Dorothea is survived by her loving husband, Jim; and beloved son, Ryan; brothers: Arthur of Yorktown Heights, NY, William of Albany, NY, and Richard of Yonkers, NY; and sisters, Barbara Stellini of Staten Island, NY and Linda Scarpinato of Cooper City, FL. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, George Hastings.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 6 from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 7 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 8:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  Final disposition will be private.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation 28 w. 44th Street #609 New York, NY 10036 or

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Dorathy: you will be missed by all who knew you, but know that you set the example of how to live with courage, grace, love and friendship during very challenging years. Love, Agnes and Dennis
Agnes and Dennis O'Leary
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