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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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 Dearest families, 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 into infinity."

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.

Doug Sliker

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.

Tami Stringfellow-Sweger


I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Cathy.
 My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

 Pamela Kelley Garrett

I 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.

Tom Adams

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.

Most sincerely.
Bill Hooke

 My deepest sympathies and condolences to all the families.

Dick Moyer

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


Dear Families,
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

To 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
 Anthony Saporito & Family
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