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Daily Item Obituaries

June 22, 2014

Donna M. "Suz" (Smith) Misavage, Milton

— MILTON — Donna M. “Suz” (Smith) Misavage, of Rolling Ridge Drive, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at her home.

She was born June 13, 1944, in New Berlin and was the daughter of the late Irvin E. and Florence (Knouse) Smith. Suz was married to Richard “Gus” Misavage for 25 years before his death in 1991.

She was a 1962 graduate of Mifflinburg High School, where she arranged many class reunions. Suz also graduated from the Thompson Institute of Technology in Harrisburg.

Suz retired from American Home Foods, Milton, as a supervisor in the data entry department after 35 years of service.

Suz was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Milton, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for 12 years, on the altar guild as head chairwoman of the flower committee, on the church council, as an usher and as a communion server.

She was a member of the Milton Woman’s Club and Wynding Brook Golf Course. She supported the American Legion Post 71 baseball team with an annual baseball award in her late husband’s name. She enjoyed bowling for many years at the Milton Lanes with the A.H.F. team, volunteering for the American Red Cross, playing golf, attending Penn State football games, shopping, playing cards and having lunch with her friends.

Suz is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Jennifer Misavage, of Danville; one granddaughter, Kala Nicole Misavage, of Hawaii; two brothers; Jay and Dale Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Suz was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin and Marvin Smith, and her companion of 20 years, Richard H. Fry.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Milton, followed by a memorial service at 5 with the Rev. Cheryl L. Berner officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Mahoning St., Milton, PA 17847; or to Evangelical Community Hospital Heart Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837; or to Williamsport Regional Medical Center Heart Unit, 777 Rural Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton. Send condolences at BestLifeTributes.com.

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