Dorothy Socha Smith-Grove, age 85, of Seaford, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021. She was born in Salem, NJ on January 19, 1936 to the late John and Helen Giniecki Socha.
She was a 1954 graduate of Seaford High School. She retired from Canteen in 1998, and again from LabCorp in 2014. Dorothy truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, talking with friends and family, working in the yard, word searches, knitting, and needlecraft. She was a giving person who loved strong.
She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Smith; her husband, Edward Grove; former spouse and friend, Jerald Smith, Sr.; brother-in-law, Kenneth Smith; and dearest friend Anna Mowery.
She is survived by her sons Jerald Smith Jr. and spouse Rhonda, and David Smith; her daughter, Beth Moyer; seven grandchildren, Jason Smith and spouse Kacey, Jesse Smith, CJ Smith and spouse Jessica, Chelsea Clifton and spouse Joshua, Dean Smith, Mitchell Moyer, and Ethan Grimes; six great-grandchildren, Lyla Jane Smith, Abby Mae Smith, Gracey Bell Smith, Milly Rose Smith, Theodore James Clifton, and Cali James Smith; three sisters-in-law, Sandy Madwar and spouse David, Cindy Lyons Taylor and spouse Jeff, and Nancy Smith; and extended family.
Per her wishes, there will be no services. The family is grateful for the condolences but declines flowers. We all know how much Dorothy (Nana) loved gardening and birds, so for all who wish to honor her life are invited to plant a flower or hang a bird feeder at their home.