Robert Raymond Smith Jr., 90, died Thursday afternoon, March 14, 2013, at Saint Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
Robert was born Sept. 10, 1922, in Butler, Pa., the son of the late Robert R. and Cordelia (Sutton) Smith Sr.
He graduated from New Castle High School and attended Penn State.
He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.
He earned during World War II the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Defense Service Medal, EAME Medal and The American Theater Service Medal, with three Bronze Stars and Victory Medal.
In the Korean conflict, Robert earned the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Robert moved to the Youngstown, Ohio area in 1965.
He was a truck driver for Youngstown Hard Chrome and Plating and later worked as a clerk and service technician at Youngstown Plumbing and Hardware for 10 years, retiring in 2005.
Robert was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed crossword puzzles and working around the house.
His wife of 29 years, the former Mary Ann Haney, whom he married on Sept. 11, 1965, died Oct. 15, 1994.
Robert is survived by a daughter, Cordelia “Cory” Smith of Youngstown, and a niece, Laurel Smith of Canfield.
Besides his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by a brother, G. Sutton Smith.
There will be funeral services on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, Ohio
Family and friends may call on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home.
Please visit www.Thompsonfh1932.com
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