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Robert D. (Smitty) Smith

June 21, 1942 April 26, 2013
Robert D. (Smitty) Smith
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Obituary for Robert D. (Smitty) Smith
Robert D. “Smitty” Smith 70 of Olanta passed away Friday April 26, 2013 at the Clearfield Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born June 21, 1942 in Clearfield he was the son of Charles “Red” and Lucinda (Harvey) Smith.  He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was employed for Superior Pet, D.C. Guelich Explosives, Retired from Pennfield Gas the former PPG utilities and the current UGI gas company after 18 years for service. He also worked part time for Kips Bus Service.  He was a life member of the Glen Richey Fire Company, and a member of the Curwensville Lions Club.
On September 14, 1968 at the Olanta Lutheran Church he wed Caroline Beckman who survives along with 2 children Sonya Bales and her husband Cam of Wheatfield, Indiana, and Robert D. Smith Jr. and his wife Sheila of Grampian. 4 granddaughters Jenna Smith, Amiya Smith, Callie Bales and Jamie Bales. 4 sisters Jean Lindy and her husband James of Reynoldsville, Betty Williams and her husband Thomas of Reading, Mary Lou Killion and her husband Earl of Allport, and Donna Mann of Osceola Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother James Smith.
Funeral Services for Mr. Smith will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 11 AM with Pastor Richard Steuernagle officiating. Interment will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde.
Friends will be received at the Funeral Home on Monday April 29, 2013 from 6-9 PM and on Tuesday from 10 AM till the time of services at 11 AM.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Glen Richey Fire Company.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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