Kendall: Robert J. Smith, 87, passed away April 29, 2019 at Unity Hospital. He was born June 3, 1931 in Albion, NY, son of the late Robert and Sarah (Wilson) Smith. R.J. was an active member of the Kendall Fire Co. and served as the Kendall Highway Superintendent for 26 years and also served as President of the State Association of Highways. He enjoyed working on his projects, spending time at The Lot, camping and traveling.
He is survived by his wife Rose Marie Smith; children, Ronald (Claudia) Smith, Steven (Kathy) Smith, Gary (Terri) Smith and Susan (Jeff) Velte; grandchildren, Laura (Jon) Neubauer, Mitchell Smith, Taryn (Sean) Martell, Ryan (Janet) Williams, Christopher (Keli) Williams, Dani Fanton and Jamie Fanton; several great-grandchildren including the latest, Violet Marie Neubauer, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion, on Saturday May 4, from 12:00-3:00, followed by R.J’s Memorial Service at the funeral home at 3:00pm. Private interment in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kendall United Methodist Church 1808 Kendall Rd. Kendall, NY 14476 or the Kendall Fire Co. 1879 Kendall Rd. Kendall, NY 14476