Date of Birth November 13, 1923
Date Deceased December 24, 2023
Hometown Hammondsport
Home State N.Y.

Dorothy Marguerite Damon Smith

HAMMONDSPORT – Dorothy Marguerite Damon Smith, age 100, of Hamburg, NY passed away Sunday (Dec. 24, 2023) at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center, Bath, NY

She was predeceased by her parents, Harry Damon (1938) and Ida Juengling Damon (1972) and her husband, Henry J. Smith (1989) as well as all her first cousins.  She leaves behind her cousin caregivers, Nancy Drum, Peggie Spies and Jack Littleton as well as numerous next generation cousins.

Dorothy was born on November 13, 1923 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. She had one older brother, Hubert, who died at birth. She was a graduate of Hamburg High School and the Rochester Institute of Technology where she earned a bachelor’s degree in merchandising.

She worked for Flint and Kent Department Store (1942-1956) where she became the Assistant Personnel Director.  She left Flint and Kent to work with her husband in his insurance business, Henry J. Smith Insurance.  They sold the business in 1985 and spent their retirement winters in Destin, Florida which she continued after Hank’s death until 2010.

A lifelong resident of Hamburg, Dorothy was active in the Hamburg Presbyterian Church, the League of Women Voters, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, American Red Cross Blood Drives and the Gowanda Country Club.  Dorothy was an avid entertainer and bargain shopper, never turning down a request to party or shop with her friends.   She was the family historian and loved her games of golf and bridge.

Per her request there will be no services.  She will be laid to rest with her husband in Prospect Lawn Cemetery Hamburg, NY at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., HAMMONDSPORT is honored to assits Dorothy’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Dorothy are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.





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  1. It was a pleasure taking care of Dorothy “Do” as we called her at Brookdale. She was so sweet and I loved when she would scowl and scrunch her nose at us. She was great to sit with for a few minutes and just carry on a conversation, her smile always brightened my day.

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