Robert Smith

Robert F Smith

1927 - 2021

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Obituary of Robert F Smith

Robert Smith, 93, of Forest Park, Westfield, NY passed away on Tuesday, January, 26, 2021 at VA

Hospital in Erie, Pa.

Bob was born in North Tonawanda, NY on September 7, 1927, the son of late Herman and Lucille

(Richards) Smith.

 Bob was one of five children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Richard

and his sister Deloris and survived by a brother David and sister Nancy.

Bob was a loving husband to his wife of 62 years, Joanne Marie (Nason) Smith. Surviving daughters;

Susan Smith (Michael Camesi), Constance (David) Blain and son Maurice “Zeb” (Kelly) Smith. Proud Grandfather

to Jeremy Zanghi, Katelyn and Jared Smith, Zachary, Lucas, and Hanna Blain. Great- Grandfather to Katya

Smith. He was loved by many nieces and nephews.

Bob left high school before graduating to join the Air force for WWII, at the age of 19. He was a radar

technician overseeing twenty -seven villages in Paris. When his tour was finished, he re-enlisted in the

Navy and served on the USS Tarawa; Aircraft carrier CVA-40 (Korean Conflict Designation) where he

maintained aircraft radio systems. He received The Republic of Korea Service Medal.

At age 73 Bob was very proud to be able to receive his High School diploma with the class of 2001 at

North Tonawanda High School.

When returning to the states he started his career as a Butcher. He was part owner of Super Duper in

West Seneca, NY, Super Duper (Burt Flickinger) Angola, NY and retired as a Butcher at Quality Markets in

Westfield. He was a member of UFCW Local One (Buffalo, NY).

Bob built his home in Forest Park. He served as president of Forest Park for many years. He was actively

involved in the creation of Forest Park/Edgewater (Town of Westfield, NY) Water and Sewer District.

He was a member of the American Legion, Westfield 327. He enjoyed boating on Lake Erie, walleye and

perch fishing. He also enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills. When the opportunity arose, he loved

watching his grandchildren play sports.

The family would like to extend many thanks to the staff at the Erie VA Hospital for the care and

compassion that they gave to Bob.

The family is planning a graveside memorial service of life in the spring.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield.

Please share condolences at www.masonfuneral.com