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Robert K. Smith


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Robert K. Smith Obituary


Robert "Bob" Kingsley Smith, 96, of Rocky Hill died peacefully on Sunday June 29, 2014 with his family by his side. Born in Glen Falls, New York on October 4, 1917 son of Raymond and Isabelle Smith. Bob is predeased by his wife of 71 years, Marie (Lyons) Smith as well as two sons, William Raymond and Mark Edward. Bob is survived by his two sons Robert K. Smith Jr. of New Britian and Gary Smith and his wife Sheri Townsend of Portland OR. Additional family he leaves behind includes two granddaughters; Jennifer and Kyle Wilkins of East Haddam and Jessica and Robert D'Agnese of Wethersfield and a grandson Michael Sisitzky of Washington DC; five great-grandchildren Zoe and Eli Wilkins; Abigail, Olivia and Ella D'agnese. Bob was raised in NY and moved to East Hartford and later to Wethersfield after serving in the 977th signal service company of the Army in World War II. He retired from The Travelers Insurance Company in 1975 after 30 years of service. He moved with his wife to Sebastian FL for 14 years and returned to Rocky Hill in 2005. Bob enjoyed bowling, golf, wood working, music, spending time with his family and always challenged himself to learn new things. The family would like to thank the Hospice staff at Middlesex Hospital for taking such wonderful care of Bob during his final days. A calling hour will be held on Thursday July 3, 2014 from 9:30-10:30 am at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. A service and burial will follow at Rose Hill. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd. Miami FL 33136-1494.


Published in The Hartford Courant on July 1, 2014
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