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Loretta J. Smith

August 18, 1937 — November 2, 2022

SMITH – Loretta, 85, Fifficktown, passed away November 2, 2022, at Conemaugh Hospital. Born August 18, 1937, in South Fork, daughter of Anthony F. and Julia R. (Wojnowski) Bentkowski. Preceded in death by parents; infant sister, Helen; sisters, Lottie, and Josephine Greczek; and brothers, Walter, Edward, Leo, Joseph, Carl and Sylvester. She is survived by many generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins both here in the U.S. and Poland.

Loretta was a 1955 graduate of South Fork Croyle High School and the IBM key punch program at Cambria Rowe Business College in Johnstown. She spent 35 years in the banking industry as a secretary and customer service representative, working at various banks, including First Commonwealth and Moxham National Bank. She was a faithful member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork and past president of the South Fork Women’s Club. A two-time survivor of cancer; she cherished time with family, loved tending to her flower garden, and enjoyed attending church picnics. She will be lovingly remembered among family and friends.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Joseph C. Nale, celebrant.

Committal, St. James Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Carmelite Monastery, P.O. Box 57, Loretto, PA 15940 or online at
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Saturday, November 5, 2022

9:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

550 Main Street , South Fork , PA 15956

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