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AUG. 18, 1935 - OCT. 30, 2004

Geraldine B. Smith, a retired bank teller, died Saturday in her Buffalo home after a brief illness. She was 69.

Born Geraldine Bingley in Gastonia, N.C., she moved to this area as a child and attended Buffalo Public Schools.

Mrs. Smith worked downtown as a teller for Marine Midland Bank, retiring in the 1970s.

A parishioner at SS. Columba & Brigid Catholic Church, she was a member of its women's group. She enjoyed walking, gardening, entertaining and traveling.

Survivors, all of Buffalo, include three daughters, Gwendolyn Grimes, Valerie Washington and Cassandra "Gay Gay" Washington; four sons, Timothy Washington, Jesse "Billy," Gerald and Brian; a sister, Johnnie Mae Bingley; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.


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