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Sarah Gregory Smith ’70

Sarah, a teacher and social worker who lost her sight but not her vision, died Feb. 3, 2020.

A biology major at Swarthmore, Sarah initially planned to attend medical school before turning to teaching, earning a master’s in education from Lesley College. When diabetes took her eyesight at age 30, Sarah earned a master’s in social work, graduating top of her class from what was then Salem State College. She sang and played clarinet, called contra dances, and, with her guide dog, walked from Boston to New York City to raise awareness of visual disabilities.

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