Obituary for Dorothy Mayberry Smith Greenwood

Dorothy Mayberry Smith Greenwood was born on May 1, 1928, in Springfield MA to Madeline and Ernest Smith. 

Her husband of sixty years, Thomas Leon Greenwood, passed away in April 2017.  They have three children and their families: Gayle Whitlock (Bennett, Ben, Andrew, Brooke) from Lake Ridge, VA, Scott Greenwood (Julie, Nora) from Cary NC, and Lynn Edgar (Jeff, Jessica) from Durham NC.  In addition, her Brother, Dr. Ernest H. Smith (Anne, Sheryl, Bret, Tara) from Woods Hole, MA.

Growing up, Dot lived in eleven states, married, and then spent 40 years in Rochester (Penfield) NY.  She and Tom retired to Pinehurst NC in 1996.

Dot graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1950 with a BA in Industrial Psychology and in 1954 with an MA in Personnel from Syracuse University. 

Dorothy worked for 34 years in Industrial Relations in the industry (US Rubber, Stromberg Carlson, Genesee Brewing), in Education (University of Mary Washington, Indiana University), and for Not-For-Profit programs (Probation Guidance/Employment, Clergy Occupational Development, and Employment).  She retired as Employee Relations Director of Genesee Brewery in Rochester NY.  Through the Center for Dispute Settlement, she spent 10 years as an arbitrator and mediator for the courts of New York State.

She loved Pinehurst as a committed participant in First Health Fitness Center, Sanford’s Temple Theatre, Arts Council Classical Concerts, Sunrise Theater Opera, the Carolina Philharmonic, NC Symphony, Moore County Bank, Ruth Pauley Series, Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst Tennis Club, Act 2 Club, Book Club, Pinehurst government activities, Pinehurst County Club, and League of Women Voters Moore County.

Within these groups, her activities included volunteering at Taylortown Head Start, writing a NC Judicial Directory, starting committees for Civics 101, a recycling program, a Charter School study, and supporting the Equal Rights Amendment and Women’s Reproductive Rights.

She loved entertaining and traveling, especially with her family.  She thought of herself as innovative, inquisitive, and enjoying life and the people around her.

A Celebration of Life will be held in October, date to be announced shortly.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Health Foundation: Hospice Care, Planned Parenthood, First Health Foundation: Cancer CARE Fund. 

Care of the Family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen.

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