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Robert Claire Smale

Smale, Robert Claire
March 21, 1931 - November 9, 2010
Robert C. "Bob" Smale, age 79, peacefully passed on Tuesday November 9th at his home in Woodland Hills with his family by his side. He is perhaps best known as the pianist on the Lawrence Welk TV Show but will always be remembered for his witty sense of humor and unequaled musical talent. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary; sister Dianne Walters; children Margaret, Rob and David; 10 grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Please visit Bob's Memorial Video at

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2010
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