Robert Joseph Smith
Robert Joseph Smith, 68, Grove City, passed away unexpectedly while working on his camp in Marienville Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2019).
Born Dec. 29, 1950, in New Castle, Bob was the son of Joseph and Clara Smith.
Bob graduated from Slippery Rock High School then Paul Smith College.
He served in the Army and worked as a lineman for Penn Power until his retirement.
On April 11, 1974, Bob married Marlene Bonanni who survives.
Bob was a member of the Grove City Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed working in the yard, doing landscaping and he loved woodworking.
Bob made beautiful stands, picture frames, hutch cupboards, TV stands, bedroom suites and many other things. He was always busy. He never liked to sit still.
Another one of his favorite pastimes was bird hunting with his faithful German short-haired Pointer, Dusty.
Along with his wife, Bob is survived by: his children, Ryan Smith and his wife Christy, Grove City, Timothy Smith and his wife Samantha, Plumas Lake, Calif., and Bobbi Jo Burkett and her husband Rob, Grove City; his grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Kyle Minner, Maria Minner, all Grove City, Ethan Smith and Nicholas Paige, both Plumas Lake, Autumn Burkett, Jamie Burkett and Rob Burkett, all Grove City. Also surviving are two sisters, Loie Varner and her husband, Rick, Los Gatos, Calif., and Terry Wogan and her husband, Tom, Virginia Beach, Va.; and his brother, Garth Smith, Portland, Ore.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Smith.

Robert Joseph, 68, Grove City.
Calling hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday (11-11-19) in JAMISON McKINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.
Friends can email condolences by visiting
Service: 5 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Lester Rowan and Pastor Kenton Shaw co-officiating.
Published on November 9, 2019


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Chris and Brandi Masson, and family
Nov 10, 2019
We’ll miss you Bob! You were loved by the Masson family and like a second Dad to Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marlene, Ryan, Tim, and Bobbi Jo. - Love, the Masson family
Patricia Moore
Nov 09, 2019
Marlene and family
So sorry for your loss. Prayers
Tony Zambino
Nov 09, 2019
Marlene, and I am so sorry for your loss of your husband Robert, you have my deepest sympathy.
Rose Myers Mathieson.
Nov 09, 2019
gm Marlene, and I am so sorry for your loss of your husband Robert, and you have my deepest sym and prayers goes out to the family.