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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Carole N. Smith, 69, of Port Allegany, PA

Carole N. Smith
Carole N. Smith, 69, of Port Allegany, PA, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, while in the care of Vitas Hospice at Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines, FL. She passed peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer; she was surrounded by family and friends.

Carole was born in Olean NY on February 16, 1945 to James A. Cartwright and Dorothy E. (Holly) Cartwright. Raised in Shinglehouse, she attended Shinglehouse Elementary School and later Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, PA. She played violin for several years and was very active in school chorus and choir.

She married Larry Amell in 1963 and moved to Port Allegany, PA to begin her life as a homemaker and a mother of 3 children. Carole was an avid hunter/sportsman, tole painter and craft artist as well as an accomplished bowler. She remarried in 1972 to Chet Smith of Port Allegany and also became a step mother of two.

Carole worked at Pierce Glass Co, later becoming Ball-Foster for 30 years in Port Allegany, retiring in 2004 to enjoy her hobbies and home. A friend to many, she helped raise a granddaughter and 2 grandsons.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry Amell, younger sister Brenda Tarbox, step-brother Edward Elliott and step-son Richard Smith.

She is survived by her sons Steve Smith (Cindy Remington) and Doug Smith of Port Allegany, daughters Wendy Jo Sassman (Kenneth) of Davie FL, Dawn Rupert of Bradford, PA, brothers, Ken Cartwright (Jan) of Mill City Oregon and Dan Elliott (Debbie) of Port Allegany, four grandchildren, Jahred Smith (Christina) of Stonewood, WV, Jory Smith of Philadelphia, PA, Samantha Metzger of Port Allegany, Nicole Sassman of Davie, FL one great granddaughter Jahden Smith of Eldred, PA, several nieces and nephews as well as her extended Amell family, Phyllis (Howard), Gilbert, Keith, Kathy and Merita.

No immediate funeral arrangements have be made other than her request for cremation. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.


Steve Smith said...

RIP mother,
you fought the good fight, you finished the race.
I miss you

Brooke said...

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Carole was truly one of the sweetest, kindest people I've ever known. She always had a smile on her face. RIP Carole.

Unknown said...

Carole was truly a wonderful person. She was upbeat and a joy to converse with. She had such a great sense of humor and positive attitude. She helped many hours go by in a pleasant way when we worked together. Swing shift can be very difficult and Carole helped many people deal with it. Sorry for her to leave this world but she was ready for some peace. May God Bless you Carole.