Robert F. Smith

Born: Sun., Sep. 4, 1927
Died: Tue., Feb. 12, 2013

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 16, 2013
Location: Rixford Evangelical Church

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Robert F. Smith            
Prentisvale- Robert F. Smith, 85, of Prentisvale Rd., Eldred, passed away Tuesday (February 12, 2013) at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie following an apparent stroke.
Born September 4th, 1927 in Brookville he was a son of Ralph and Louisa Kunselmen Smith.  On November 26th, 1949 in Olean he married Nancy Jane Parsons, who survives.
Bob was a graduate of Portville, NY High School.  He had resided in Portville before moving to Prentisvale in 1960.
Mr. Smith was a veteran of WWII having served as an electrician on the U.S.S. Whiteside in the Pacific Theater.  In 1951 he began to work at Clark Brothers in Olean where he was employed as a machinist for many years, retiring after 35 years from the then Dresser Industries as foreman in the receiving department.
Bob was a member of the Rixford Evangelical Church where he was a deacon for many years.  He was also a member of the Otto Twp. Lion’s Club where he was a past treasurer.
He enjoyed word puzzles and hunting.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Gregory Smith of Houston, TX, and Terry Smith of Prentisvale; one sister, Janet Beck of Weedville, PA.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Walker.
A memorial service will be held Saturday (February 16th, 2013) at the Rixford Evangelical Church at 1pm with the Rev. Norm Cox officiating.  Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Rixford Evangelical Church.
Online Condolences may be made at

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dear Uncle Bob. You will be sadly missed so much. I know where you are and Deb just wanted to rub the top of your head one more time. Aunt Janet and I spent the day with Aunt Nancy and had lunch, but you know that. I do not think people say I love you enough. I will miss your phone calls. I will check at your house more often and I can pick Aunt Nancy up and go to Bradford or where ever. I really do not know what to say on here but I know you are watching. Hug my baby for me. love Sandy

Patti Micale
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. (Leo Buscaglia)

Prayers and hugs to you on your loss!

Love, Patti Ann

Image: Evgeni Dinev /