BANGOR, Maine - Dr. David Ross Smith, 70, died Saturday, July 30, 2016, in his home. He was born January 6, 1946, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Norris Kelly and Mary Addie (Davis) Smith.
David earned a Bachelor's Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and received both his Master's and Doctoral degrees at Columbia University. He had a distinguished career as Professor of Art History at Bates College and at the University of New Hampshire, where he taught for 36 years, publishing numerous books and articles.
David loved art, the mountains, and his family. Over the years, he supported many young artists. He was proud to have hiked most of New Hampshire's tallest peaks in the White Mountains. He was proud of his daughters and enjoyed becoming a grandfather in recent years. He was extremely devoted to his Christian faith.
In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a brother, Stephen. He is survived by his three daughters, Katherine and her husband Joe, of Georgia; Abigail and her husband Greg, of Maine; Samantha and her husband Erik, of New Hampshire; His stepdaughter, Angela, of California; four grandchildren, Joseph, Elody, Gregory, and Theodore; Two brothers, Jonathan and his wife Kathy; Peter and his wife Lisa; a sister, Ellen and her husband Alan; as well as three nieces, Allison, Margaret, and Emma and a nephew, Jacob. In addition, he leaves behind several beloved cousins and friends, particularly his cousin Gene DuBose and his dear friend Lindy Carroll, as well as his cat, Pax.
SERVICES: A private service and burial will be held in Bangor on Wednesday, August 3. A memorial service will be held in New Hampshire at a later date. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
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Published by Foster's Daily Democrat from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, 2016.