In Memoriam

“Everyone must leave something behind when [s]he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.  It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.” — Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Our classmates listed below have touched our lives and the lives of so many. Thus, we would like to take a moment to remember those who are no longer with us and the date of their passing:

Alexandra Brown April 3, 2014

Carlyle Herbert Dorroh July 27, 2014

Diane Garvey November 27. 2009

Jennifer DelVecchio Gustafson August 1, 2007

Karen Mitterer September 22, 2012

Alexandra Ornitz March 26, 2017

Laura Swymer-Clancy October 21, 2001

Heather Kelly Tourtellotte July 30, 2014

Kimberly Tyler February 11, 1991

Katrina Hope Lincoln Yip July 20, 2020


If you are interested in honoring a Smith classmate with an In Memoriam gift and have not made such a gift before, it is easy to do.  Please go to the Smith Fund donations page, and complete the “In Memory Of” section with our classmate’s name and 1994 (class year).  Then, an alumnae fund staff member will write a note to the next of kin, sharing with them that a gift has been made in the Smithie’s honor and memory.  

Thank you,

Karla Baldikoski Long ‘94
Memorial Chair


Please send updates for In Memoriam to: smithclassof94@gmail.com