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Margaret A. "Peggy" Smith

October 8, 1945 — July 20, 2023

Margaret A. "Peggy" Smith, 77, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on July 20, 2023 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Alton P. Smith Jr with whom she celebrated ____ years of marriage. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sara (Gery) Haydon. Peggy was a graduate of Swarthmore High School, and went on to attend West Chester University and Southwest Texas State University. She worked for Wallingford-Swarthmore School District as a teaching assistant, specializing in math and reading. She then went on to work as a credit analyst in the banking industry. Peggy loved flowers and was an avid gardener. She liked to read, and always enjoyed working on her needle point, embroidery, sewing and knitting.

In addition to her husband, Peggy is survived by her daughter Lisa Smith-Auer, Albany, NY; her son Andrew Smith, husband of Elizabeth, Doylestown; her grandsons Benjamin and Joseph Auer; her sister Elizabeth "Becky" Reid, wife of Donald; and her beloved cousin Karen Schearer, wife of David.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023 beginning at 11:00 am in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606. Interment will be at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to _________________. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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