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In Memory of

Robert W. Smith

July 30, 1964 - November 28, 2016

Obituary


Robert (Bob) Webster Smith died on 11/20 at the age of 73, due to a traumatic brain injury. Bob was raised in Lambertville, NJ. He graduated from Paul Smith's College and began a 30-year career with Harry M. Stevens Inc. (HMS), eventually becoming the VP of Marketing. He planned and executed events at locations throughout the U.S., including his own wedding to Lian in 1967. Together they began their family in Willingboro, NJ.

Bob became a pillar of the community, planning events for both the town and St. Paul United Methodist Church where he...

Robert (Bob) Webster Smith died on 11/20 at the age of 73, due to a traumatic brain injury. Bob was raised in Lambertville, NJ. He graduated from Paul Smith's College and began a 30-year career with Harry M. Stevens Inc. (HMS), eventually becoming the VP of Marketing. He planned and executed events at locations throughout the U.S., including his own wedding to Lian in 1967. Together they began their family in Willingboro, NJ.

Bob became a pillar of the community, planning events for both the town and St. Paul United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and led the youth group for over a decade. He guided his sons and endeavored to help others around him find their own paths.

After 29 years with HMS, he became a restaurateur in Princeton, NJ before moving permanently to the Cape, thus becoming a second-generation "wash-ashore." As a retiree, he divided his devotion between his family and the town of Eastham. Bob loved a good party, and was happiest when entertaining on Walker Road. While his great height made him stand out in a crowd, it was his smile, warm hugs and welcoming personality that made him a friend to many.

Bob is survived by his wife Lian and sons: Christopher and wife Anne, with grandsons Gabriel and Garrett; Aaron and wife Sherri, with grandson Noah; Christian and wife Heidi, with grandchildren Ethan and Marin; and Rob.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 10th, at 10 am in the Eastham United Methodist Church, Eastham, MA. A jazz processional will escort him on foot to Evergreen Cemetery. The reception will follow at the Town Crier, where rooms are available (508-255-4000). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) BIA-MA, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581 or biama.org.