In Memory of Kristine Smith
By Paul Urai
In September the Highland Park neighborhood suffered a great loss when Kristine Smith passed away. She was a civil servant for more than 30 years, retiring from her last position as Branch Head at the Maplewood Library. For several years, she served as secretary for our Ellwanger-Barry Neighborhood Association (known today as the Highland Park Neighborhood Association). More recently she started walking on our PAC TAC pizza walks and eventually became a fully trained PAC TACer.The cold of winter or rain of spring did not deter Kris and many times she was the only other walker with me and my wife Beth. She was always very helpful and full of
spunk and energy. Her beautiful spirit will be be sorely missed by us all.