BERRYVILLE, Va. - Robert D. Smith, "Bob, Robby, and Smitty" of Cedar Grove Farm, Berryville, Virginia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
Bob was born on June 10, 1953, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Vera (Waller) Smith and Robert F. Smith.
Bob graduated from Somersworth High School and Plymouth State College, where he played lacrosse and was a member of Lambda Chi Fraternity.
Bob founded Smith-Garrity Ltd., an importer of Equestrian products owned by L'Apogée Saddlery France.
Bob was an Eagle Scout, a devout sports fan, with the NFL Cardinals and Boston Bruins being his favorite teams. He loved walking his Labradors, quarterbacking his flag football team, celebrating the game with a cold beer, talking history, exploring battle sites around the world and laughing with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Frances Catherine Garrity (Kitty), and his son Glenham Douglas Smith, both of Berryville; his son Jeff Zerbinopolis of Nashua; his father, Robert F. Smith, and partner, Beverly (Billie) Cote, of Somersworth; his sister, Laura Tewksbury, and her husband, Bob, and children Griffin and Jenna of Concord; and his beloved dogs Steiff and Nell.
He was predeceased by his mother, Vera Smith; his uncle Joseph Douglas Waller; and his dogs Guinness, India and Devon.
Celebrations of his life will be planned in Virginia and New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Glenham Douglas Smith, PO Box 364, Berryville VA 22611. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in Foster's Daily Democrat from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2015.