Debra A. (Cooper) Smith

July 11, 1954 ~ November 15, 2018 (age 64)

Debra A. Smith, 64, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born in Pottsville, on July 11, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy Lovelick and Michael Cooper.

She was the wife of Robert L. Smith Jr., to whom she was married 46 years.

She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Debra was the front end manager at Boyer's IGA for 28 years in Schuylkill Haven and Orwigsburg.

She was a 1972 graduate of Nativity BVM High School.

Debra was a loving, selfless mother and grandmother. She loved her family and friends and was very thankful for their relationships. She enjoyed blueberry pancakes at Robin's Diner. She persevered through many health hardships. She received a kidney transplant from her husband, Bob. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Deb's doctors Dr. Yang and Dr. Groff for their care.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Bryan Smith, husband of Christine, Bethlehem; grandsons, Alexander, Nicholas and Matthew; brothers, Kenneth Cooper, Pottsville, and Michael Cooper, Allentown; sister-in-law, Debra Knoll, wife of Thomas, Elmira, N.Y.; aunt, Gerry Pron, wife of Peter, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, with the Rev. Monsignor Edward S. Zemanik officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, and 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. The family requests donations to PinnacleHealth Transplant Associates, 205 S. Front St., Eighth floor, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

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