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IN MEMORIAM: Dorothea Kidder Smith, 99;

Widow Of Architect, Author, Photographer

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Smith, Dorothea F. Kidder Smith, wife of the late G.E. Kidder Smith, the architect, author and photographer, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.  She was 99.

She was born New York City, March 27, 1916.

Dot graduated from the Brearley School in 1933 and from Bryn Mawr College in 1937. She accompanied her husband on world travels, contributing to his books on architecture and enjoying every minute.

As a member of various organizations and clubs, she delighted in life. She was an enthusiastic tennis player and gardener.

Survivors include Kidder Jr. of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Hopkinson of Basel, Switzerland.  Also grandchildren, Zacharias, Samuel, Tatjana, and Alice. Daughter of the late Dorothea and Throop Martin Wilder and sister Sylvia Wilder.

She was predeceased by sister Florence Foster and brother T. M. Wilder Jr..

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brearley School, 610 East 83rd St., New York, NY 10028 or Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, or St. Mary’s Church, Springfield Center, NY 13468.

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Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.



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