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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
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Robert (Bob) Smith

Robert (Bob) Allen Smith

Tuesday, October 26th, 1954 - Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert (Bob) Allen Smith, 65, loving husband of Susan Baigert Smith, died on March 14, 2020 at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT, after a hard-fought battle with prostate cancer.

Born in Meriden, CT on October 26, 1954, he was the son of the late Charles Jr. and Barbara Smith (Wollschlager). Bob was a lifelong Meriden resident, graduating from Maloney High School in 1972. He was a lifetime member/instructor and Musical Director of the Washington Park Drum Corps, a member of the St. Mary’s Men’s Club and softball team as well as a member of the Sons of Hermann.

Some of Bob’s favorite activities included watching the New York Yankees and New York Giants, tending to his tomato plants, completing the newspaper’s crossword, and sending his daughters paragraph-long text messages filled with emojis and gifs. He smiled widest when he was with the whole family at Disney World, despite his daughters refusing to go on the Carousel of Progress with him. He was rarely seen without his signature train conductor hat.

Besides his wife Susan, he is survived by his three daughters: Amanda Smith of Rocky Hill, CT, Allyson Smith of Wharton, NJ, and Angela Smith and her fiancé’ Steven, of Bristol, CT; his two grandcats, Fry and Tot; his sister Kathy Zuber (Jim) and his two brothers, Chuck Smith and Dale (Arona) Smith. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his sister-in-law Susanne Smith.

His family will receive friends and relatives at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden on Wednesday, March 18th from 4 to 7 pm. A funeral service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer - Team - Bob’s Mob at http://support.zerocancer.org/goto/BobsMob

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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Brenda fazzino

Posted at 06:45am
I met Bob through the drum corps and saw how dedicated he was to the corps and the kids. He was generous with his time and was able to get the corps members to work together and make some beautiful music. He will be missed.

Jim Pomian

Posted at 06:37pm
I will always remember the music we made together in drum corps. My condolences to Smith family.
DA

Diane Asselin

Posted at 07:50am
Smith Family- Found these pics- Bobby taking the "Pie in the Face" when the Park won Conn. State & Bobby running the Park thru their paces ,like right before winning corps of the year. He was the "back bone" of the Washington Park. We are gonna miss him at family holidays. Who else is Tom going to fight for the turkey skin? RIP Bobby. Love Tom & Diane
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Diane Asselin

Posted at 07:42am
Uncle Bob, We'll miss you and your Choo Choo charlie hat. Thank you for your patience with the Drummers! Love Sean & Brett
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Edward Zienkowicz

Posted at 03:26pm
Condolences to the Smith family. Bobby will be missed by many. Edward Zienkowicz
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