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Roseanne J. Smithkors

February 28, 1954 — November 17, 2019

Roseanne J. Smithkors R.N., age 65, of Albany Township, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Guthrie Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.


          Roseanne was born February 28, 1954, in Farmingdale, NY, a daughter of Alfred Dilthey Jr., and the late Roseanne Saccone Dilthey.  She graduated from the Plainedge High School in North Massapequa, Long Island, NY, and also from the University at Albany – SUNY- Nursing School.  She worked as a nurse with the Dominican Sisters in the Bronx for 15 years.  She met Jeffrey Smithkors at a retreat, and they were married on May 28, 1994.  Here, she taught Nursing at the Red Rock Jobs Corps, in Sullivan County; and worked as a Registered Nurse at Beacon Light, Dar-Way Eldercare, Highlands Care Center, Bayada Home Health Care, and for Guthrie Home Health Care.


          Roseanne was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, PA, and a member of its church choir.  She was a loving spouse, daughter, mother, sister, and aunt.  She enjoyed painting, fairs, and going to the beach, back home at Jones Beach, NY, and also at Ocean City, MD.  She especially loved to collect teddy bears. 




Jeffrey W. Smithkors                                   at home



Jeremy Fornado                                           Hollis, NY



Alfred Dilthey Jr.                                          Doral, FL




Lawrence Dilthey                                         East Durham, NY



Jane (Michael) Moralis                                  Doral, FL



Clara Ann White                                          Tamarac, FL

Gene Schroder                                             Lynbrook, NY


Nieces and nephews: Julianna Moralis, Craig Dilthey, Melanie VonBraunsberg, Brian VonBraunsberg, Christopher VonBraunsberg, Keith VonBraunsberg, and Jason Dilthey.


Great Niece, Carmela


She is also survived by her dear friends and care givers, Kim Horton, Judy McNeal, Debbie Boeker, and Leanne Smithkors who were instrumental in providing nursing care for Roseanne over the last few years.



           A Transferal Service will be held from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA., on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with her Pastor Rev. Thomas J. Major, presiding.  Interment will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery.


          Friends may call on Wednesday. November 20, 2019, from 2:00 P.M until 4:00 P.M. and on Thursday morning, November 21, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. until the start of the transferal at 10:30 A.M.


          The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions in her name be sent to Eternal Word Television Network “EWTN,” 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Transferal Service

Thursday, November 21, 2019

10:30 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, November 21, 2019

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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