Bruce M. Smackey
1940 - 2021
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 N Latah St,
Boise , ID
Bruce M. Smackey, 80, of Garden City, died Friday, May 21, 2021. Funeral Home: Relyea Funeral Chapel
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Published by Idaho Press Tribune from May 25 to May 26, 2021.
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Dr. Smackey was a professor of mine who became a friend and mentor. He provided lessons on life that I have carried with me since I met him 40 years ago. I am saddened to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to Ardie and the girls.
Paul Beers
June 30, 2021
I was very saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. I always considered him to be a friend and a mentor during our many years on the Lehigh CBE faculty. During one three-year period, I was chair of the Department of Business - a tough spot for me since I was still an associate professor. Bruce always gave me sound advice and was one of the few senior faculty who were genuinely concerned for my mental health. I appreciated his friendship the most during this trying time. Rest easy my friend.
Steve Buell
June 4, 2021
In addition to his many academic and professional achievements, Bruce was also a very good athlete. Even into his 60s, he continued to play summer softball with a faculty team (the Busters) at Lehigh University. As all of his teammates will agree, no one hit a ball farther than Bruce. He will be missed.
Bob Thornton
June 3, 2021
I was sorry to read of Bruce's passing. He was a brilliant, kind a gracious man. Wishing you and your family comfort during this difficult time.
Scott Freeman
May 30, 2021
Very sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. He was a good man and I will miss his sense of humor. With sincere condolences,

James Largay
Emeritus Professor of Accounting
james largay
May 30, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for Ardie, Jennifer, Rebecca and the entire Smackey family. Bruce was a close colleague and good friend at Lehigh who always brightened my day with his humor and insights. Rest in peace, Bruce.
Stephen Thode
May 30, 2021
Dear Smackey, I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce and I worked together at Mack Trucks. I had lunch with him at least 3 days a week and always looked forward to it. He was a brilliant man and had a wonderful sense of humor. I know he will be missed by many. God bless.
Tom Davis
May 30, 2021
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