Roberta F. (Johnson) Smith

December 16, 1934 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 86)


Roberta F. (Johnson) Smith, age 86  on Saturday September 18, 2021 of  Mt. Oliver.
Beloved wife of the late William T. Smith, Sr.
Cherished mother of Tom (Karen) Smith, Sandy (John) Lubawski, Timothy Smith, Sr. and the late Wendy R. Smith.
Loving Grandmother of John Lubawsi, Jr., Jared (Holly) Lubawski, Shayna (Matt) Sokol, Jessy (Melissa) Lubawski, Sherylnn Lubawski and Timothy Smith, Jr.
Great Grandmother of Gunnar and Eden Lubawski, Matt Jr. and Marlee Sokol, Austin, Kaley and Violet Lubawski.
Sister of Rose Spencer and the late Catherine Riley, John Johnson and William Johnson.
Roberta was involved in the community, she was the First executive director of the South Side Chamber of Commerce, First woman president of the South Side Chamber of Commerce and the First woman president of The Brashear Association.
Roberta also served on the Board of Directors of The South Side Hospital, The Brashear Association, The Birmingham Foundation and The South Side Chamber Of Commerce.
Among other things, she helped create the South Side Planning Forum, the South Side Local Development Company and the South Pittsburgh Economic Revitalization Team.
The editor of The South Pittsburgh Reporter for more than 25 years and publisher for over 20.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her kitty along with cooking and gardening.  She had also enjoyed acting in several productions with the Veronica's Veil Players.
Special thanks to the staff at Vincentian Marion Manor and Vincentian Schenley Gardens.
Family and friends received Wednesday 4-8 PM at the Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick,
where a Funeral Service will be held Thursday 10:00 AM     
Entombment Jefferson Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Brashear Association at 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203 or by visiting
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September 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc.
1503 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Funeral Service
September 23, 2021

10:00 AM
Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc.
1503 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210


The Brashear Association
2005 Sarah St., Pittsburgh PA 15203

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