The following comes from the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home.
Robert J. Smith, age 85, of
Trumbull and recently a resident of Maplewood at Orange, died Oct. 18, 2013.
Born in Bridgeport, CT on January 6,
1928, to the late Robert and Mabel Smith, Bob is predeceased by the
"love of his life" Ruth E. Smith and his three sisters, Violet, Alice
and Chris. After high school, Bob proudly served his country in the U.S.
He earned his masters degree from the University of
Bridgeport and was employed 36 years by the Southern CT Gas Company as a
Senior Executive. Bob was active in the United Way, Rotary Club and
various other organizations. He was an avid swimmer, reader, gardener
and delighted in family celebrations.
Bob is survived by his beloved
daughters, Karen Blatte and her husband Neil of Orlando, FL and Robin
Moran and her husband Chris of Orange, CT; his cherished grandchildren,
David, Jessica, Christopher, Darren and Scott; several nieces and
nephews. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the
devoted and caring staff at Maplewood, Exceptional Care and Sol Amor. A
special thank you to the caregivers who provided excellent comfort and
care to Bob the past two years.
Funeral services will take place on
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11:00 am at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral
Home, 399 White Plains Rd, Trumbull. Interment, with military honors,
will follow in Nichols Village Cemetery.
Friends may greet the family
on Wednesday at 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 2075
Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.