Debra S. Smith

September 29, 1961June 29, 2018

Debra Susan (Nee Warner) Smith, beloved wife of William E Smith JR passed at home on Friday June 29, 2018.

Debra is survived by her husband William, son Nicholas, daughter Victoria, mother Carole Warner, brothers Daniel, David and sister Liza.

Services have been entrusted to BLAKE-DOYLE funeral home. Service will be private. Please leave your remembrance of Debra.

Donations can be made in memory of Debra to your local No Kill animal rescue as Debra loved animals, also please consider UPENN Lung Cancer & Related Disorders:


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William Smith

August 28, 2018

Thank you to all, for your cards, kind words, remembrance shared, and warm sentiments, while Deb's loss has left an enormous void in our lives, pain that is unbearable, we go on in keeping her memory alive within us, this she would have wanted, while Deb is gone, her life cut short, we Honor her by living the best that we can, helping one another, if for nothing more than to make another's brief journey here on earth a little more bearable.

Sincerely yours,

William (Bill) Smith

Dianne De Mott Levi

July 10, 2018

Deb and I became friends freshman year in High School. I will miss you for the rest of my Life.

Love to all your family, and my deepest sympathy. Condolences also from my Mother, Constance De Mott, and my brothers Doug and Don.

Deb, say hi to my Dad for me, and to my Thomas. I hope you are somewhere taking pictures with your Dad.

Love you.

Margie Coppola

July 7, 2018

Dearest Smith Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I worked with Debbie for several years in Appeals.

Debbie was always pleasant and cared about others. She always was willing to lend a helping hand whether it was work or on a personal level.

Debbie was a special person and will be missed.

With Deepest sympathy

Betsy Quigley

July 6, 2018

To the Smith Family

Although I did not personally work with Deb our Appeals/Counsel Offices were like family. Deb always had a smile on her face, a kind word in passing and a generous heart. She often spoke of her family and how proud she was of her children. I am saddened to hear of her passing. She was a special person.

Arlene Wenzel

July 6, 2018

Dear Smith family,
So sorry for your loss. Deb was a special person. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone in the office.
Rest In Peace Debbie

Michael Malatesta

July 6, 2018

Dear Bill and Family:

I am very saddened to hear about the death of Deb. She was a wonderful person in multiple ways. She was my right arm for years, and made my life as an IRS Manager more comfortable. I will miss all of our talks over the years, and I know she loved all of you dearly. I know life will be different and harder without her, but she would want you to continue on with your lives.

Again, my condolscences.

Michael G. Malatesta, Sr.

Len Getz

July 6, 2018

I am heartbroken to hear about the loss of Debra. I worked with her at the Appeals office in Philadelphia. She was not only a dedicated, trustworthy and reliable employee but a sweet person and a good friend. We had many conversations about about life, about family. She always asked about my children and expressed joy to hear about them. She cared more for others and kept her personal pain to herself. I will always remember her smile. My condolences to her family. May her memory be for a blessing.

Sandy Burdsall

July 6, 2018

Dear Smith family,

I was heartbroken to hear of Deb's passing. I had the great pleasure of working with her when she first came to Appeals until I retired, and she was always a bright spot in my day. She always had a positive attitude and was easy to share a laugh with. She was truly one of the nicest people I ever met. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Katherine Heyden

July 5, 2018

Dearest Smith Family,
I would just like to extend my deepest sympathies during this time. I was extremely fortunate enough to work with Debra over the last 3 years. She was my secretary,and by far the best one that I have worked with during my career,even through her health issues. We referred to her meeting minutes as “works of art .” She was one of the most professional and dedicated employees that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
Debra also never complained about any health issues and was always concerned for everyone else’s well being.
Again my deepest sympathies,
Katherine Heyden

Drew Barry

July 5, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Deb's passing.
I worked with Deb over the past several years. Deb was a fantastic co-worker, who brightened up the office with her great attitude and can-do spirit.
But more than that, Deb was a kind; thoughtful; and extremely helpful person, who became a friend.
It was always nice to share our children's common experiences.
Deb will be greatly missed.
Please know that we all have good memories of Deb and those memories will live on.