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Thelma Youron Smith

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 7:55 PM

     Thelma Youron Smith, 75, of Freeland, passed away Monday afternoon at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Hazle Twp.

     Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Thelma (Houck) Youron.

     Thelma grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Sarah J. Vocational School.

     As a child she spent summers in the Pocono Mountains where she later returned to raise her family.

     Thelma worked in the real estate industry for years and was employed by Fernwood and Shawnee resorts.  She loved animals, people and the outdoors and she always had room for a stray no matter if it was a person or an animal.

     She willl be greatly missed by her family and friends for her great heart and spirit.

     Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her son, Gerald May, and her sister, Anna Margaret Rubinstein.

     Surviving are her children, Michael May and wife Tina, Effort; De Swanberg-Revak and husband Jim, Hopewell, NJ; Gilbert Swanberg and wife Wendy, Freeland; Seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

     All services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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