Cathy Smith McAdoo, 60, of Carlisle, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at her home. She
was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Noel B. and Evelyn (Nickey) Smith.
Cathy was a 1971 graduate of Carlisle High School. Throughout
her career she had worked for area dentist and optometrist offices in Carlisle and Camp Hill. She was involved
in The Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association, where she served as President and in 2000 was honored as "Para of the
Year". She was also an instructor in her field at Central Penn College. Cathy was
nurturing to all those she loved (including her pets). She enjoyed spending time with her large family,
cooking Sunday dinners, decorating her home and watching the Phillies. Cathy will be deeply missed by her
family and friends.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, John H. McAdoo, four sons; Andrew J. (and wife, Valerie)
McAdoo of Wallingford, Christian N. (and wife, Amy) McAdoo of Lemoyne, Adam B. McAdoo of Carlisle and Aaron R. McAdoo of Camp
Hill, two granddaughters; Grace and Vivian McAdoo of Wallingford, four brothers; Noel “Bud” Smith, Jr., Stephen
Smith, Thomas Smith and Don “Buck” Smith, all of Carlisle, six sisters; Barbara Smith, Sondra Rhoads and Cynthia
“Daisy” Koblish, all of Carlisle, Susan Adams of Wilmington, DE, Carrie Wedo of Greenville, DE and Elizabeth “Becky”
Myers of Carlisle, many nieces, nephews and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Cathy was predeceased
by sisters, Patricia Denney and Linda Garber.
A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, On the Square in Carlisle, with Rev.
Canon Mark A. Scheneman officiating. A visitation will be in the Church Parish Hall on Saturday from 10
a.m. until time of services. Burial will be private in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Humane Society or a charity of your personal choice.
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it is with great sadness hearing of Cathys passing we send love and prayers.
The Tom Whitcomb family
Dear Andy, we are very saddened to hear of your loss and would like to express our sincere condolences
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
"Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings
Mahesh and Sonia Dhulashia
I am so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. Cathy and I started our school years together and I will always
remember her for beautiful smile and her kindness to everyone.
Joanie Oakes Nichols
I am very sorry to hear of your sister's passing. I have many
fond memories of the entire Smith family on Louther St and Cathy was always very nice to me. Prayers of comfort for my friend
"Buck" and the rest of the family.
So sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. We graduated the same year plus she and the Smith
Family were neighbors to my grandparents...the Bixlers. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Cathy.
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.
Pamela Kelley Garrett
would just like to send my deepest sympathy to your family at this time. I was a 1971 classmate of Cathy. She was always
so kindhearted and polite to anyone she came in contact with. I am so sorry for your loss and may Cathy Rest in Peace and
may your family find comfort in this time of need.
Dear John and family. It was with great sadness that I learned of Cathy's passing.
I am thinking of you at this time, and all of your wonderful family, and all of your boys, as well. If I can ever help you,
John, in any way, please just let me know. We all had great memories together at the cabin when our kids were so young.
My deepest sympathies and condolences to all the families.
On behalf of the entire
Central Penn College community please know that we deeply appreciated the positive affect that Cathy had on her students
at Central Penn.
Peace be with you.
Todd Milano, President Emeritus
Our sincerest sympathies in the untimely
passing of Cathy. Carrie and I were friends throughout school and I (Debbie) have many fond memories of being at the Smith
household. Cathy had a smile that lit up the room and a personality that was magnetic. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rick and Debbie (Kelley) Field
her husband John, Andy and her boys and extended family. There may not be a better mother, role model, friend and wife that
I witnessed in my time living across the street at Sherwood drive. She even cared enough to keep me straight
now and again when she knew I had no one around
to look after me. It makes me happy to know she spent her last moments surrounded by her family & loved ones, and that
the ones who couldn't be there to say goodbye, know very much how lucky we are to have crossed paths with Cathy at one
time or another. John I want you to know I feel the same way about you too! You guys were amazing together!
Prayers and Best wishes
Saporito & Family