Deborah J. Smith

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Deborah J. Smith 59, of Newton, N.J. passed away peacefully Thursday September 30, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newton, N.J., she grew up in Stillwater Township, N.J. until 1995, relocating to Hampton Township, N.J. Eventually she moved to the town of Newton, N.J. in 2018, where she made her permanent home. Deborah was the daughter of Raymond Tanner & June E. Struble-Tanner.

Deborah was employed by FDI of Fredon Twp., N.J. where she remained for 15 years as a supervisor. Family remembers Deborah’s great joy playing Bingo and crocheting in her leisure time, but she will always be remembered for her intense love of her children and grandchildren. Deborah also had a great love for her “four- legged” children “Shadow”, “Nightshade” & “Tiger” her cats, as well as her beloved dog “Max”.

Predeceased by her parents and a brother Donald Tanner, Deborah is survived by her husband William E. Smith, III of Newton, N.J. Sons Dennis R. Mizerek of Newton, N.J. and Brian Mizerek and wife Jessica of Hampton, N.J. Daughter Stephanie Butkovich and husband Robert of Hampton, N.J. Also surviving is brother Randy Tanner and companion Donna Space of Unionville, N.Y. Other survivors include sisters June Stires of Okeechobee, Florida, Shirley Rauoerson and husband Billy of Okeechobee, Florida, Robert Schick and wife Patsy of Eupora, Mississippi, Brenda Pepe and husband Anthony of Hampton, N.J., brother Thomas Hendershot and wife Melissa of Frelinghyson Township, N.J. and sister-in-law Kathleen Norwicki of Bangor, PA. Grandchildren include Harmony, Blake & Abel Butkovich, Baron & Aubrey Mizerek.

Visitation will be Monday October 4, 2021 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main Street (Route 206) Newton, N.J. 07860. Funeral service will be held Tuesday October 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by burial at the Stillwater Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

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