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ROBERT F. SMITH

September 17, 1930 January 4, 2019
ROBERT  F. SMITH
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Age 88. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Ames); loving father of Barbara Closen (Brand), Bonnie Kaput (Michael), Carol Gatta (Daniel), Bob (Chul-In), Margaret Roudebush (Ted), Brian (Tina), Maureen Powers (Brian) and Therese Reinhard (Matthew); dear grandfather of 24; great-grandfather of 11; brother of James (Patti), Patricia Briggs, William (Mardell) and the late Maxine and Trudy; loving brother-in-law of Jeanette (Roy, deceased) and Carol (Ed); loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by dear daughter in law Alisa. U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Passed away Friday, January 4, 2019.
He grew up the oldest of six children in Tremont, where he excelled at sandlot baseball, and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1948. After seeing combat in Korea, he attended John Carroll University on the GI Bill and became an accomplished accountant. He distinguished himself at Haskins & Sells and rose to senior management positions at Dairypak and Oatey, where he retired as treasurer.
He loved baseball and the Cleveland Indians but most of all he loved his family and Margaret, his wife of 65 years. He coached CYO baseball for years, made home movies of family vacations and volunteered his financial skills to Catholic Charities and St. Joseph Academy. He put eight children through Catholic elementary school and high school and sent everyone off to college. They feel forever enriched by his love, kindness, sense of humor and quiet fortitude.
Funeral Mass St. Mark Church 15800 Montrose Ave. Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) MONDAY 4-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to City Mission 5310 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103 or St. Joseph Academy 3470 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111.


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Visitation

Monday

7

Jan

4:00 PM 1/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake

25620 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake
25620 Center Ridge Road Westlake 44145 OH
United States

Service

Tuesday

8

Jan

10:00 AM 1/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Mark Church

15800 Montrose Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111

St. Mark Church
15800 Montrose Ave. Cleveland 44111 OH
US

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon) Final Resting Place

32789 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011

32789 Detroit Rd. Avon 44011 OH
USA

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Academy

3470 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44111

City Mission

5310 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
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