by | Jan 30, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Frances Sont Smith, 98, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Beth Sholom Village.

Frances grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel Sont. In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Leon, as well as her four siblings.

Frances and Leon owned and operated Wythe Lanes, a bowling alley in Hampton, Virginia for 40 years. After retirement, she continued to help out her family members at Riverdale Delicatessen and later at Philly Style Steaks. Frances was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Adath Jeshrun Synagogue where she also served as a volunteer for many years. She was very much a people person and known as the “Dancing Queen” at Beth Sholom Village.

Frances is survived by her son Mannie ( Judy); two daughters, Anita (David, deceased) and Debbie (John); six grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a host of extended family.

A graveside service was held in Hebrew Cemetery in Hampton.

Frances’ family would like to thank the staff of Beth Sholom for the kindness and care extended to her.

Condolences may be left for the family at Donations may be made to Beth Sholom Village.