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March 25, 1958 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Bernadette Smith, 65, of Butler passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on January 7, 2024. She was born in Pittsburgh on March 25, 1958 to Catherine (Cummings) Byrne and the late Charles Strehl. Bernie graduated with her AAS RN from BC3 in 1996 and worked at Butler Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She loved going to the beach, especially the Outer Banks and had a love of music, from her teenage years in the folk group that continued throughout her life, going to many concerts. As well as socializing with friends and family, sitting on her front porch and dining out. Bernie was known for her caring, loving, loyal and generous personality. She had an amazing gift of nurturing ranging from her family and friends, to her patients, and to anyone she came across; she changed so many lives by believing in people. Mother of Zachary Smith; sister of Carol Tokar, Mary Catherine Martinka, Christine, and Michael Strehl; and grandmother to her adored granddaughter, Nora Smith. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, a great niece and numerous great nephews, and many close friends, both new and life long ones. Bernie is preceded in death by her beloved son Cyrus Smith and siblings Theresa Carrigan and Thomas Strehl. Arrangements were made through the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001. WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. A memorial gathering will be held at the Lyndora American Legion on Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 12-4pm.