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Passed away November 16, 2021 at the age of 75.

Predeceased by her brother, Charles R. (Georgene) Volk. Survived by her husband, Gary Smith; children, Lori (David) Faas, Kevin Smith, Chris Smith; grandchildren, Nathan & Natalie Faas, Connor & Hannah Smith, Elizabeth & Alexander Smith; siblings, Phillip Volk, Steven (Jan) Volk, Anne Marie (Nicholas) Leshock; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Cathy always enjoyed serving others. She received her nursing degree from the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA. She taught religious education at St. Anne’s church in Rochester, NY and she worked as a youth minister at Church of the Assumption in Fairport, NY. Cathy was a band booster for The Aquinas Institute of Rochester for nine years, a job that brought her great joy and many dear friends. She worked at the Rochester Institute of Technology for several years where she enjoyed assisting students, faculty, and staff.Cathy was dedicated to her family. Her children and grandchildren brought her great joy. She loved attending concerts, sporting events, religious events, and theater productions that involved her grandchildren, who lovingly called her Mimi.

Cathy loved to travel with Gary, her husband of 52 years. They visited sites all over the United States and Europe. Her favorite trips were those to Germany and Austria.

She loved to sew, work in her flower gardens, and cook. She was interested in genealogy and she had a deep love for nature and sharing her knowledge with others. Her favorite pass time, above all others, was spending time with the people she loved.

Family and friends are invited to call on SUNDAY, November 21, from 2-5 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services (3325 Winton Rd S). The family kindly requests that attendees wear a mask. Cathy’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held MONDAY, November 22, at 11 AM at The Parish of the Holy Family at St. Jude the Apostle (4100 Lyell Rd, Rochester, NY 14606). Interment Ascension Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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