Virginia Smith

Obituary of Virginia R Smith

Virginia R. Smith, 98, of Whitehouse Station passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 26, 2023.


Born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Ruth and Harry Hartman, she grew up in Plainfield, NJ, where she met and later married her childhood sweetheart, Daniel, while he was on leave from the Navy during World War II. They were happily married for 62 years. After the war, they lived in Plainfield and later moved to the house they built 66 years ago in Whitehouse Station.


Virginia worked at various companies, including as a group leader at RCA, a technician at Burroughs Corp., an administrative assistant at AFA Protective Systems and a real estate agent, while also raising her five children.


Virginia was a longtime member of the Whitehouse United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, as well as helping organize and run many fundraising dinners. She loved being in the outdoors and gardening, was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. Family was a cornerstone of her life.  Her house served as the center for many family gatherings from large picnics and holiday celebrations, to dinners and visitations at any time of the week. Her extended family grew to include the spouses of children and grandchildren, friends and neighbors.


Virginia was predeceased by her husband Daniel in 2005. She is survived by her children Laura Smith of Whitehouse Station, Linda Smith of Rocky Mount, VA, Leslie Smith of Monroe Twp., Daniel Smith and his wife Diana of Phillipsburg, and Lisa Suriano and her husband Frank of High Bridge. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 10am at the Whitehouse United Methodist Church. A private burial service for the immediate family will follow. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Whitehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 190, Whitehouse, NJ 08888.




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