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Margaret J. Smith

July 29, 1936 — April 27, 2024

Margaret J. Smith

Batavia - Margaret J. "Peg" Smith, 87, of Batavia, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Saturday, (April 27, 2024) at Crest Manor Living & Rehab Center in Fairport.

Margaret was born July 29, 1936, in Warsaw, a daughter of the late Milton Whaley and Kathleen (Foley) Whaley. Peg grew up in Pearl Creek, graduating from Pavilion High School. A devoted wife of the late Charles D. Smith, Margaret raised her family in Batavia. She worked as an administrative assistant for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester before later working at and retiring from the Greens in LeRoy. Margaret was cheerful, kind, and compassionate, always willing to help others in need.

Surviving are her children, Patricia Steinsholt of Phoenix, Arizona; Robert Ditzel, and William Ditzel, both of Batavia; and David (Julie) Ditzel of Rochester; stepchildren, Deborah (John) Sikora of Rochester, Donna Smith of Medina, and Mark (Teresa) Smith of Caledonia; daughter-in-law, Christine Ditzel; and siblings, William (Sonia) Whaley of Pavilion, and Linda Dirrks of Kansas City, Kansas; brother-in-law, Edward Cutcliffe of Pavilion, and sister-in-law, Rosemary Whaley of Pearl Creek. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is predeceased by her son, Thomas Ditzel; and siblings, Mary E. Fay, Nancy Cutcliffe, and Thomas M. Whaley Sr.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Flight Central,100 Amherst Villa Rd, Buffalo, NY 14225, Mercy Flight - When Minutes Matter: Emergency Medical Transport WNY.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com
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