WEST WINDSOR — A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. for Robert “Bob” Byron Smith, Sr., 82, who died at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center on Friday evening, Oct. 26, surrounded by family members. At Bob’s request, he will be buried in the family plot in Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington, NY.
He was born Aug. 2, 1930 in Manhasset, NY, a son of Thomas Smull and Alice (Eriksen) Smith.
Mr. Smith attended schools in Great Neck, NY and Port Washington, NY.
He was married to Loretta (Brower) Smith. Bob and Lori made their home in Port Washington where Bob worked at Plandome Country Club for many years. After retiring in 1977 due to ill health, the Smiths moved to West Windsor, VT where he worked at Property Management for numerous local residents.
Before moving to Vermont, Bob was actively involved in the fire service with Flower Hill Hose Company in Port Washington and as a volunteer with the Ambulance Service. He was also actively involved with the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen’s Club in Port Washington.
After moving to West Windsor, VT, he joined the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Department. He was a charter member of the West Windsor Conservation Commission. Although failing health restricted his active involvement with both of these organizations, he was very proud to be a member of them.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Smith of West Windsor; a son from a previous marriage, Robert Byron Smith, Jr. and his wife Pam; and granddaughters, Elizabeth and Sarah, all of Kinnelon, NJ; one stepdaughter, Kathie Lawrence of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Edward, Montroville, Carl and John (infant) and sister Minerva Strockbine.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 85, Brownsville, VT 05037
Condolences may be expressed to Mr. Smith’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the November 1, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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