William R. Smrtnik Resident of Pittsburg William "Bill" Robert Smrtnik, 71, entered into rest following a lengthy illness on December 15, 2009 in Pittsburg. He was born in Illinois on August 14, 1938 to Frank and Frances Smrtnik. Bill received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and his Masters Degree from San Francisco State. He taught in Ojai and in Pittsburg Public Schools, retiring in 1994. Bill is survived by his wife of 38 years Lois Smrtnik; daughter, Amy Smrtnik; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Walstead. Bill is also survived by several nieces and a nephew and their respective families. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother, three half sisters and a half brother. Graveside services will be at 11:00am, Monday, December 21, 2009 in Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2011 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 or to Westmont College Baseball Program, 955 LaPaz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Ouimet Bros. Chapel (925) 682-4242
Published in Contra Costa Times from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2009.