Salem - Robert Edward Smith, 75, of Salem and formerly of Old Lyme, beloved husband of Dorothy (Kowalsky) Smith, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
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Born July 14, 1937, in Windsor, he was a son of the late Harris and Anna (Romayko) Smith. He was a graduate of St. Thomas Seminary High School and Fordham University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in business. He had also served proudly with the U.S. Army Reserves as a captain in the 334th Military Intelligence Division.
Mr. Smith was vice president and a longtime certified financial planner for the former A.G. Edwards & Sons Investments for many years before his retirement in 2003, serving countless trusted clients over the years.
Bob was a dedicated family man. He enjoyed sharing traveling adventures with his wife and children, especially car trips to Maine and Florida. He and his wife were particularly fond of cruises, sailing the Caribbean Seas and to the Mediterranean Coast. He loved reading, boating, fishing, golf, and attending Hartford Whaler hockey games. He adored his grandchildren who were a constant source of joy and laughter.
In addition to his loving wife of 49 years, he is survived by three daughters, MaryAnn Smith of Salem, Catherine Thomas and her husband, Michael, of West Hartford, and Amanda Smith of Waterford; two grandchildren, Laurel and Jacob Thomas; brothers, Alan Smith of South Windsor and Thomas Smith of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and numerous extended family members and friends.
The family will receive guests from 4 to 6 p.m.Wednesday at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The funeral will assemble starting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home before the celebration of the Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Salem Volunteer Fire Dept., 424 Hartford Road, Salem, CT 06420.
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Published in The Day on Dec. 18, 2012