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Pamela M.T. Smitherman
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation 200 W. 4th St Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Payable to Pamela M.T. Smitherman Scholarship Fund
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
    200 W 4th St
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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As time approaches nine months since Pamela passed from this earth, about the same time it took for her to arrive on this earth, I offer these words of thanks to my five Smitherman Grandchildren and my Son-in-law Christopher, for the love and devotion shown to her while she was in your lives. Pam would be happy remembering whenever you demonstrated her famous teaching that "Love is a Verb." May you all continue to do so in your future.

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Posted by: Michele BANKS - DeLAND, FL   Sep 11, 2019

So sad to learn of her passing today on WLW listening to Christopher talking to Bill Cunningham. As a widow myself, your words and thoughts were truly spoken from your heart, from the love you have ...and always will have, for Pamela. You will never stop loving her. You will always feel married to her, because you are in your heart and mind. You are NORMAL!!! Much love to all of your family!!! Sincerely, Lora M. Walker, your unknown friend who cares, from Wilmington Ohio,

Posted by: Walker - Wilmington, OH - Friend   Mar 08, 2019

I first met Pam immediately after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I arranged for a surgery within days, with the hope that removal of the instigating source for her antibodies affecting her movement would help improve her quality of life and treat the cancer. Alas, the damage had been done and her immune system which tried valiantly to protect her, turned on her in a rare and unexpected fashion.

Pamela's grace in dealing with her fate, her strong faith, and her family are an inspiration to us all. She remains an inspiration to me as I go forward.

Dr. Beth Shaughnessy

Posted by: Elizabeth Shaughnessy - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   Feb 19, 2019

I got to know Pamela through being swim team moms. She was generous and kind, no nonsense and wryly funny. When I took over her position as volunteer coordinator, she sat me down in October to teach me the tasks for the next May. She passed down an incredible amount of knowledge and also supported me as I tried to do right by her. She was a true teacher through and through. Her commitment to her kids' activities was legendary. Her friendship, kindness, thoughtfulness and unique way of being in the world will be missed.

Posted by: Cassie Niemann - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   Feb 08, 2019

Pamela Michele, my first born, answer to prayer for a petite and feminine daughter. You blessed my life with your smile, your love, your joy. You became a doting sister to Tracy Irene, teaching her to swim, braid hair and to be fearless in all things. I will remember how you shared my love of sewing and surpassed my skills by age 14. You became an Eagle with outstretched arms covering your five arrows in a quiver full...your children. You

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Posted by: Michele Banks - Brandon, FL   Feb 03, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by: A friend   Jan 31, 2019

Pam will be greatly missed. She was a remarkable woman. I knew Pam through my oldest son, Joseph. Joseph and Malcom were on the same soccer team at Walnut and Kings Hammer. My family and I want to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by: Sherlyn Conrad - Cincinnati, OH - Family Friend   Jan 27, 2019

Christopher, I was so sorry to hear of Pamela's passing. Although I didn't know her well, I know that you shared a love so strong that she will be with you always. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


Crystal Burnett

Posted by: Crystal Burnett - Akron, OH - Friend   Jan 26, 2019

Pamela Smitherman- May you Rest In Peace. You were such a beautiful woman and will truly be missed. Thank you for all you have done for CPS.

Posted by: Morgan Miller - Cincinnati, OH - Student   Jan 26, 2019

Dear Vice Mayor Smitherman, word's cannot express how deeply sorry for you and your family's loss of your wife Pamela. I know death has .o sorrow that heaven (GOD) cannot heal. I have never met you, but, I know the pain of losing someone that you love so very much. My prayer's are with you and your five children. Cincinnati weeps with you...Peace

Posted by: Juanette Campbell - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   Jan 26, 2019