Peggy Ann Smith, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Norfolk. Born on October 19th, 1934 in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Laura Dennis Bastian and former wife of the late Robert E. Smith. Mrs. Smith retired as a Cake Decorator for Farm Fresh. She enjoyed traveling, specifically bus trips to Atlantic City.
She is survived by a daughter, Dale A. Katrobos of Norfolk; three sons, Robert E. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Sally of Blounts Creek, NC, Ralph A. Smith and his wife, Patricia of Norfolk, Steven K. Smith and his wife, Michelle of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Robert Bastian and his wife, Joyce of Norfolk, and Richard Bastian and his wife, Betty of Norfolk; a sister-in-law, Joan Bastian of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Dawn Waldera and her husband, Terry, Peter Smith and his wife, Jennifer, Matthew Smith and his wife, Jennifer, Jennifer Denning and her husband, Andy, Christopher Smith, Steven Smith; eight great-grandchildren, Marie, Jessica, Garrett, Abigail, Cooper, McKayla, Matthew, Alice Ann; a great-great-granddaughter, Lily; and many nieces, nephews and “grandpuppies.” She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph A. Bastian, Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 11:00 am at Hyde Park Freewill Baptist Church, 8501 Chesapeake Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23503, with Rev. Terry Beck officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at her home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
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