Merilyn J. Crowthers (Smith), age71, died on September 19, 2022. She was the daughter of Alfred and Clara Smith. Raised in Pitman, and graduated from Pitman High School in 1969. She has lived in Deerfield Twp. since 2004. Meri once worked for the US Census Bureau as a Supervisor and was an avid dog and cat lover. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce A., son Dennis E. and brothers Leon and Lee Smith. Survived by her daughter Kimberly D. (John E.) Crisp, granddaughter Rachael (Howard) Klamo, sisters Judy Kenney, Carole (Steve) Hoke, Susan (Preston) Tiley, Alene Smith and many nieces and nephews. Friends may greet the family on October 3, 2022from 4PM to 6PM in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Memorial service will be at 6pm. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Those desiring may make a contribution to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund at www.vvmf.org.