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Robert Dave Smith, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at Niagara Hospice House. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of Bonice (Wilder) Smith and the late Clarence Smith.
Dave, as he was known by to his family and friends, graduated from the former LaSalle High School in 1968 and received his Associates Degree from Niagara County Community College. On October 9, 1971, he married his loving wife, Barbara (Walker) Smith, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls.
Dave began working at the former Twin Fair as a grocery manager for 10 years; and was later employed as a Chemical Operator at DuPont for many years prior to his retirement in 2003.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, Dave is survived by his children, Jennifer (David) Jackson, Amy (Brian) Burkestone and Laura Smith; grandchildren, Hannah (Steven) Rick, Samuel Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Marissa Jackson, Connor Burkestone, Alivia Burkestone and Aubrey Santangelo. He is also survived by his brother, Clarence Donald (Debra) Smith, as well as many brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by one brother, William Richard Dick (Holly) Smith.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 1st from 2 7 P.M. at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for register.
Published on July 30, 2017
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