Deborah "Debbie" Lee (Kennedy) Smyser

Born: Sat., Sep. 26, 1953
Died: Sun., Jun. 18, 2017


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Deborah “Debbie” Lee (Kennedy) Smyser

Loved the Beach -

Deborah “Debbie” Lee (Kennedy) Smyser, age 63, of Camp Hill, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017.  Debbie was born on Saturday, September 26, 1953 in Mechanicsburg to Robert Kennedy and the late Winifred Kennedy. 

Debbie’s survivors include her father, Robert Kennedy and his wife, Irene, of Mechanicsburg; her brother, Steven Kennedy and his wife, Suzanne, of Bowmansdale; her three children: Kristy Smyser and her companion, David Stewart, of Mechanicsburg, Bob Smyser and his fiancé, Angie Fitzgerald, of Mechanicsburg, Alicia Duvall of South Carolina; her six grandchildren: Brittani Stonehouse, Casey McDade, Taylor McDade, Benjamin Smyser, Noah Smyser, Jacob Duvall; her three great-grandchildren: Corina Spencer, Shaun Stonehouse, William Stonehouse; her nephew, Michael Kennedy and his wife, Allison, and their children: Katie and William, of Mechanicsburg; and her former spouse, Mosser Martin Smyser, Jr. of West Virginia.

Debbie graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1971.  Debbie loved the beach and spending time at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina, which she lived close to for over 10 years.  Her grandchildren remember spending many summers there with their grandmother.  Debbie loved her grandchildren dearly and she was always catering to them every chance she had.  Her family will cherish the memories they made with her and Debbie will be missed dearly by all of them.

Debbie’s family will be remembering her life privately.  Cremation was private.

Debbie’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Debbie’s full obituary, view her picture, and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Keith Gochenour and Deb Gochenour
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
Smyser family, I was very sorry to learn that Debbie had passed, My deepest sympathy goes out to all her children, grandchildren and great grand children as well as Steve and Sue Mike and Allie during this time of sorrow.

Bob and Barb Sidle
   Posted Wed June 21, 2017
Sending our deepest Sympathy to all of Debs family. Always enjoyed her company. Love Bob and Barb45

Tammy Wargo
   Posted Fri June 23, 2017
Kristy and Bob so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please accept my condolences.
Tammy Wargo

Greg and Amanda Mullen
   Posted Fri June 23, 2017
Bob and Angie,

We are so sorry to hear about Bob's mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

~Greg and Amanda

Sue Eichelberger Everitt
   Posted Sat June 24, 2017
So sad but what a life she must have led to have enjoyed so many kids & grandkids & GREAT grandkids! We had some great times in high school, too. May she rest in peace, & perhaps we will meet again.

Deborah Turner
   Posted Sun June 25, 2017
My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to the Smyser family as well as the Kennedy family. My thoughts and prayers are with both families.

Irene Berman-Levine
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
So sorry for your loss. I went to school in my very early years with Debbie. I lived until fourth grade on Rumson Drive in Wilson Park and attended Marshall Elementary School. I am sorry we lost touch but I remember a kind, generous and spirited person who loved life.

Leona & Jim Fitzgerald
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Smyser and Kennedy family. Hold on to all the wonderful memories that you've shared with Deb over the years.
We met Deb at Bob's 40th birthday party November 2016, and she was a lovely lady. Bob will be our son-in-law on October 7th and the whole family loves him.
God Bless
Love,
Leona & Jim Fitzgerald

SUANN WITTERS BRENNER
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO DEBBIE'S FAMILY. I REMEMBER DEBBIE FROM MECH. HIGH SCHOOL AND SHE WAS A VERY NICE LIKEABLE GIRL. IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE WAS A LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER AND ENJOYED HER LIFE! I KNOW SHE IS RECEIVING THE GLORY SHE DESERVES IN HEAVEN.

Tara Smyser
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Deb will always be my Aunt Deb. I have a lot of memories growing up with all of us having fun. Aunt Deb will be missed by many. I am very sorry to my cousins that they lost their mother. We are all here for you in your time of need.

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