Robert Smith

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Robert Smith

Captain Robert H. Smith, USN (Ret.), 86, died February 28 at his home in Coral Gables, Florida.
Bob graduated from the
U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1947 and rose to the rank of Captain during his career, which included the command of the U.S.S. Wilkinson, out of Newport, RI. Bob wrote four gold-medal-winning essays for U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. In addition, Bob was a writer of fiction and produced many short stories and several novels. He published much of his work and the work of others under the imprint he founded, Ancient Mariners Press.
Bob is survived by his wife, Winifred; his son, Robert (Miami); three daughters, Frances Brooke O'Neil (Atlanta), Siobhan Smith and Victoria Larson (Northern Virginia); stepdaughter, Jennifer Schaub (Annapolis) two grandchildren, Travis O'Neil (Atlanta) and Ansley O'Neil (Boston); and step-grandchildren, Dylan Schaub and Luke Schaub (Annapolis).
Bob's remains will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery later this Spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who wish to do so make a contribution in Bob's memory to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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Published in The Capital on Mar. 9, 2012
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