Louise Riker Naismith

  • Born: May 11, 1955
  • Died: September 15, 2019
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063

Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Louise Riker Naismith, age 64 of Media passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2019. Beloved wife of Donald M. Naismith; dear mother of Mac, Luke and Sam Naismith; loving sister of Tracy Mannella (Lou) and Dana Riker Jackson (Tom); Sister in law of Mimi Weiss (Manny), Elizabeth Naismith (Michael) and Catherine Naismith. Daughter of the late Andrew and Anne Riker. Also survived by 6 nieces and nephews.

A 1973 graduate of Penncrest High School, Louise attended Clark University before transferring to Temple University's Tyler School of Art, graduating in 1977. Upon graduation she pursued graphic design and eventually established LARC (Louise A. Riker Creations), her own graphic design company. Louise was a recipient of the prestigious ADDY Award for her graphic design work, the 1991 ATHENA Leadership Award, and served as the first female Chair of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Her faith was very important to her. She served as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher, as well as taking on many other roles at Media Presbyterian Church. For the past ten years, Louise has been a champion for youth development as the Director of The Career Center at Penncrest High School.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Saturday September 28th at Media Presbyterian Church, 30 East Baltimore Avenue, Media PA 19063 from 10 am until 11:45 am, followed by her Funeral Service at noon. Interment at Media Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Media Presbyterian Church or AACR.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Maureen and I are do saddened by the passing of this wonderful woman and mother and yes friend. I've known Louise since her days as a student at the Blur when Don , Brian and I rowed on Temple's crew team. She was such a statuesque beauty and full of grace and charm I often thanked God for the opportunity to meet her. Louise will be sorely missed and her absence will leave a hole in our hearts. Hod bless you.

Posted by Joe "Doc " Dougherty - Indio, CA - friend   October 01, 2019

I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Louise's passing. Sending my love and sympathies to Don and family. I am sorry to not be able to attend the services and hope you find much comfort in the love and friendship of those around you. Hoping you take the time to grieve and know that Louise will not be far from each of you. She has met eternity and is everywhere. Your love and hers is eternal and will remain and grow forever. May grace find you and comfort your mind and heart.

Posted by Denise Yocco - MEDIA, PA - Acquaintance   September 28, 2019

Im so sorry to learn of Louises passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her in my role as a college representative. Her loveliness and professionalism were unmatched and her great fondness for Penncrests students could not be missed. I will miss her warm welcome and smiling face on my future visits to the school, but will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to meet her.

Posted by Gina Borgesi - Drexel Hill, PA   September 27, 2019

There will be no one like her. She will be greatly missed. She always had a beautiful smile and would do her very best to help someone. Our deepest sympathy to everyone in her family. She will be extremely missed by the Penncrest community.

Posted by Ottolenghi - PA - acquaintance   September 26, 2019

Don, Dana and Tracy. Louise will be missed. Our deepest sympathy. She was a special person to us. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the service. Are thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Posted by Richard and Judy Riker - Grants Pass, OR - family   September 25, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Although I met Louise only a few times, I was touched by her thoughtfulness and generosity.

Ellen Kornfield

Posted by Ellen Kornfield - Swarthmore, PA   September 24, 2019

Don, Dana, and family. I'm deeply saddened by the news of Louise's passing. My condolences to you. One journey ends and another begins. Safe travels, Louise. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Jeffry Cadorette - Media, PA   September 24, 2019

Don and boys, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Louise. She was always so kind and welcoming to me and my family. I have good memories of her laughter and funny stories when we would visit. I'm sorry to be unable to make the funeral service. My thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Carolyn Carlson - Madison, WI - family   September 23, 2019

Don, Mac, Luke and Sam...very tough news to receive. Louise was a joy to know. We plan to drive to Media in time for the funeral Saturday. Love and prayers from Maine.

Posted by Richard and Doree Fisher - Rockport, ME - Family   September 23, 2019

Please know everyone is in our prayers. We are very sorry for your loss.
Deepest sympathy,

Posted by The Boyds - PA   September 23, 2019

Louise always brought a smile to my face. She will be truly missed.

Posted by Susan Dignazio - Media, PA   September 23, 2019

Don and family, this was very hard to hear. I send you all my deepest sympathies. I regret the years escaped us and we haven't seen each other in so long. Louise was a beautiful soul.

Posted by Walter Kowal - Philadelphia, PA   September 23, 2019

A truly special woman who made school a little more bearable. Prayers from Boston.

Posted by Nick Santangelo - Boston, MA - Student   September 22, 2019

The Nelson family will always have the fondest memories of Louise ~ from Broomall's Lake Swim Club, Media Little League, all the way to helping the kids figure out their next step after Penncrest. The world was made a better place because of her.

Posted by Terri, Jon, Catie & Greyson Nelson - Neighbor   September 21, 2019

Posted by Linda Long - Beaver Dams, NY - friend   September 20, 2019

A sad day in Media. But memories will live on.

Posted by Janet Lis - Media, PA - Friend   September 19, 2019

Louise was a wonderful person who lived her faith. She was very positive and often had a smile on her face. She was willing to contribute her time and talent to so many things associated with church and also other organizations and places where she had a passion. She was a blessing to her family and friends, a good mother and wife and so proud of her children. She will be missed!

Posted by Sue and Joe Hare - Rose Valley, PA - Friend   September 19, 2019

Louise was a very Special person, and I can't believe that I'm talking about her in the past tense.
I will always remember the many conversations we had over the years, mostly about our Children.
Louise was a very Proud mother of her Three Boys and very Proud of the Men They Became.
I Pray that Don & the boys can hold onto each other and get comfort in knowing that she will
always be with them.

Posted by JACQUELINE BENSON - Media, PA - Friend   September 19, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family. She was a lovely woman who left behind a great legacy!

Posted by Don McCarren - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   September 19, 2019

Lou & Tracy,
Praying for all of you from Pittsburgh. Love & hugs.
Paul and Toni Reed

Posted by Toni Reed - Pittsburgh, PA   September 19, 2019

Louise's smile, warmth, and kindness will be missed. She was one of those rare people who managed to touch those she barely knew as much as those who were fortunate enough to call her a friend. My condolences to the entire Naismith family.

Posted by Bonnie Kaplan - Media, PA - Friend   September 19, 2019

So sorry we can't attend the service. She was a wonderful person. Love to Don, Mackey, Luke, and Sam

Posted by Chet Brown    September 19, 2019

Heartbreaking news.
Louise was one of the kindest and sweetest woman I ever met.Many years of beautiful memories. My most heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Matt Heavens - PA   September 18, 2019

One very special lady and friend! I will miss you so much! You have made such a positive mark to all who knew you! Rest In Peace my friend!

Posted by Karen Jackson - Brookhaven, PA - Friend   September 18, 2019

We will always love you, you will always be in our hearts.
The Duckworth's, Janet, Elizabeth, Victoria, and Mark.

Posted by Mark Duckworth - Media, PA - Friend   September 18, 2019

Louise, the world is a lesser place without you, however it would not be fair to deprive Heaven of your smile and bubbly personality. You deserve those wings, and I can not wait to fly with you someday. I miss you and our "mini reunions".

Posted by Joy Lundahl - Venice, FL - friend   September 18, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by William &Joann (Harness) Derrickson - Darby, PA - friend   September 18, 2019

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