Woodside – Lois Catherine Smith, age 82, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on November 14, 2021. Her 2 children were by her side.
Lois was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 20, 1939, the only child of Henry and Charlotte Schaefer. She soon moved to Queens and was forever a Queens girl. She adopted a love of sports from her father and was an avid fan of the Mets and Bills, viewing games on television and attending many games in person. She also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren participate in various sports throughout the years and was their biggest fan and supporter.
She loved to travel, visit new places, and was game for anything you suggested. She loved spending time upstate with her daughter and family and became an honorary Salo, attending many family outings and events. She was a strong, kind, and adventurous soul, and will be missed by many.
Lois was predeceased by her parents and husband, George Smith. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Michael, daughter, Debbie and son in law Chris Salo, and grandchildren, Nora and Erik, whom she cherished and loved dearly. Lois also leaves behind her faithful cat, Silky, and grand dog, Daisy, who will miss her late morning walks with grandma, as well as many relatives and friends.
A private family service was held in November. Those wishing to honor Lois’ memory may make a contribution to a local humane society.