Geraldine Smith

Geraldine "Gerry" Smith

February 5, 1933 - May 17, 2021
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    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 10:00am
    Virtual Funeral in Levinson's Chapel
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.
    The family will be sitting Shiva at 6201 Heather Ridge Drive (Heather Ridge Clubhouse), Baltimore, MD 21209, Thursday, 1:30pm-7:30pm with a Shiva prayer service at 6pm and Friday, 11am-3pm with a Shiva prayer service at 1:30pm.


Donations are being accepted for:
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah

7000 Rockland Hills Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209


Geraldine "Gerry" Smith (nee Dickman), of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at the age of 88. She is survived by her children, Sherree Bourg, Karla (Bob) Perelstine, and Michele (Lee) Norwood; grandchildren, Marissa Perelstine, Erin Perelstine and Cheyenne Bourg. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard D. Smith; siblings, Henry Dickman, Leon Dickman, Molly Steinberg, Elyce Wasserman and Morris Dickman; parents, Sarah and Meyer Dickman; and granddaughter, Chelsea Bourg.

Gerry graduated from Sinai Hospital School of nursing in 1954 and had an exceptional nursing career at Sinai Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Baltimore. She was a Mah Jongg maven who always enjoyed her weekly games with her friends. Gerry was a longtime member of Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Hebrew Congregation where she was active in the sisterhood.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 10am. Interment Har Zion Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Rosedale. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah, 7000 Rockland Hills Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209, or your favorite charity. The family will be in mourning at 6201 Heather Ridge Drive, (Heather Ridge Clubhouse), Baltimore, MD 21209, Thursday and Friday.
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Andrea Smith Sklar

Posted at 01:30pm
So sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. You probably don't know me, but my father (the other Bernie Smith) and your father were first cousin's. Your grandfather, Paul, was my grandfather, Julius',brother.
My parents were also members of MMAE and I would see your parents at shul. I still attend services there and it was always so nice to see Gerry there. She always asked me how everyone was and never complained about anything. We sometimes joked about the fact that having two Bernie Smiths in the shul was confusing. To add to the confusion, I grew up on Dayta Drive at the time that your parents (and you, I assume) lived on Dalton Drive! We even got their mail on occasion.
On behalf of myself and my brother and sister, I offer our deepest condolences to you all and your families.

Stephen and Elizabeth Fowler

Posted at 04:18pm
Michele and family, as you mourn the loss of a very special mother and grandmother, may you find strength in all of your wonderful memories you shared together in her very long life.

Christa Sykes & Family

Posted at 10:24am
Michele & family,
I'm so sadden to hear of the passing of your mom, you and your family are in my prayers.

Fran (Solomon) Stern

Posted at 10:22pm
Karla, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. May she Rest In Peace.

Sandy Ellison

Posted at 10:21pm
I am so sorry to see that Gerry has passed away. Gerry graduated six months after me from The Sinai Hospital School Of Nursing so I have had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. The picture I have enclosed was taken at the last luncheon the Nurses Alumnae had before closing down. Gerry is seated at the table and I am in the middle behind her. My sympathy and caring to her family. Rest In Peace my friend. Sandy Haffner Ellison


Nancy Carp

Posted at 07:24pm
My condolences to you and your family. It’s always hard to lose your mom, but always remember the wonderful memories. Those memories will never leave you! May her memory be for a blessing.


Posted at 04:19pm
Michelle and family,
I'm sorry to learn of your mom's passing. There's nothing like losing your mom. Mine's been gone for 11 years and I talk to her every day - sometimes out loud. I hope fond memories help you through this difficult time.

Iris ( Schwab) Cooley

Posted at 03:59pm
Karla, Sherree, Michelle & family
Your mom, Gerry, was an absolutely wonderful friend to my mom ~ mom always looked at her for her valued medical advice and feedback.. mom could always count on receiving an updated mahjong card w/o fail .. and they both had a deep friendship history going back to Dalton Drive -probably 55 years! I know when my mom was in the hospital several times over the past five years, Gerry was the first to call a s if she didn’t reach us she kept on calling. She truly was a special friend and our mom‘s heart is broken after learning of her passing. May she rest in peace

Vicki Raitzyk

Posted at 02:32pm
Sherree So sorry to her about the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Michele Elover

Posted at 12:18pm
Very sorry for your loss. Something is missing with her gone. I met her when I met my husband. She married my husband's aunt's brother. When I met her I did not know she also knew my mother from many years ago. My mother told me and she told me they knew each other.

Dr. Monica Minor-Exum

Posted at 11:57am
Dear Michele and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Always cherish the memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted at 10:38am
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Sisterhood
The MMAE sisterhood regrets the passing of our board member, Gerry Smith. Gerry took care of our holiday flowers and served on numerous committees. Condolences to her family and may her memory be for a blessing.

Jody Alpert

Posted at 09:04am
So sorry to have to see the loss of Gerry. Probably don’t remember me. I was a neighbor on Dalton Drive right across the street from you. I used to run into your mother at MMAE and always greeted with wonderful smiles. Thinking of everyone. My deepest sympathy

Scott Hill

Posted at 08:46am
Dear Michele and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. While I never had the privilege to meet your mother, I know from our discussions what a wonderful woman she was. I know she was very proud of you and will always be with you. If there is anything you need , please let me know.

Scott and Flory Hill

Rochelle & Barry Cohen

Posted at 07:37am
Dear Michele and family, We were very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. She always had a kind word and a smile. May her memories give you comfort in theses very sad times and may they be for a blessing.

Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah

Posted at 05:53am
The congregation at MMAE mourns the loss of our congregant and friend, Gerry Smith. Gerry was a genuinely nice woman who endured many losses, but she did so with a quiet grace and appreciation for the blessings she had. Always happy to be in shul. Always happy to see you. Always ready to give you kind and positive greetings. We pray that warm memories of Gerry will give a measure of comfort to her family and friends. We will miss her.

Jeff Forman,

Sherri Rosenberg

Posted at 05:48am

I'm so sorry to read about your Mom and Grandmother May your memories help you through this difficult time.

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