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
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.
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