Obituary: Esther ‘Lefty’ Smith Dec. 23, !931 – Nov. 1, 2022

Esther Smith of Los Alamos passed away peacefully at home, Nov. 1, 2022 at age 90. 

Esther was the youngest of seven siblings to immigrant Hungarian parents Louis and Julia Vincze in Zelienople, PA. It was there she met her future husband Jack Smith and were married in 1954. In 1967 they moved the family to Los Alamos, NM where Jack worked for LASL (LANL) as a machinist.  They eventually moved to White Rock where Esther continued her loving care to family as housewife and mother of five, where she also worked at Gibsons and Foodway. 

Lefty, as she is known to her family and friends was coined with her being lefthanded in playing various sports when growing up. She loved to play a set of tennis, a round of golf, fishing, root for any Pittsburgh sporting team and following her children in the summer to softball and baseball games.  

After Jack’s death in 1996, she continued her devotion and passion to children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, always bringing a joy to her heart.  She is survived by her children Mark (Lindy), Suzanne Williams, Gary (Margaret), Lynn Conley (Steve) and Joe (Carol), 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Please leave messages for the family and stories or pictures of Esther’s life here in her remembrance.