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Robert E. “Bob” Smith

1949 - 2019

Robert E. “Bob” Smith, 69, of Carpenter Rd. Milton, passed away on April 8, 2019 at his home.  Born in Lewisburg on December 13, 1949 he was the son of the late Jay G. and Shirley (Caris) Smith.  He was married on April 24, 1971 to the former Jeanne Miller who survives.


Bob was a 1967 graduate of Milton High School and he served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. America, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and in Norfolk, VA.  He was a member of West Milton United Methodist Church.  Bob worked as a banker at West Milton State Bank and at the Milton Savings Bank retiring from there in 2011.  He enjoyed playing the guitar in jam sessions at the Washingtonville Firehouse, and at the Kelly Apartments in Lewisburg.  He was a member of the L& B Gospel music group and he played guitar for special music in various area churches.


He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a daughter, Amy E. Smith of Crofton, MD; a brother Ronnie Smith and wife Janet of McDonough, GA; three sisters, Patricia Blyler and Husband Fred of Hanover, Nancy Bergerstock of Lewisburg and Janet Reich and husband Dennis “Poke” of Lawrenceville, GA; and many nieces and nephews.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Robert Smith; a brother, Terry Smith; and a brother in law, Archie Bergerstock. 


Friends and relatives will be received on Monday April 15, from 10-11 a.m. at the West Milton United Methodist Church, 310 High St., West Milton where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Christine Mastin officiating.  Burial will be held privately.


In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the West Milton United Methodist Church P.O. Box 51, White Deer, PA 17887 or to the American Cancer Society.


I had the honor and privilege of working for a few years with Bob way back at the old West Milton State Bank. Always a smile, always a laugh, always lightened up the day, and one of the nicest guys I've known. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the love of his life Jeanne, and family.

We met Bob at the Milton Savings Bank in 1991 when we had our first mortgage. He was a cheerful and helpful man. He was truly a very kind, honest, and godly gentleman who went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and valued as friends. He epitomized values which made it a pleasure to know him and do business with him. We remember him as always having time to invite us into his office to sit down and chat whenever we went into the Milton Savings Bank. Sadly, there are not many people in the world like Bob, but we are thankful to the Lord for having met him and having done business with him and for all his help to us. We no longer live in the area and are sorry to hear of his passing. We send our condolences to his wife and family. Sincerely, Rebekah and Ed Smith

Freckles and friendliness. That's how I'll always remember Bob, who honestly never seemed to have a bad day in his life, though I'm sure he did. I had lost touch with Bob, like many fellow West Miltonians, over the years, but when I heard of his death, I could picture him as though it were just yesterday. The world is a poorer place for his passing. With sincere sympathy, Mark Smith

We were saddened to read of Bob's passing. He fought a courageous battle to hang on to this world. Now there is no more tears, no more pain, and no more fear . . . just a heavenly life with God. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. Skip, Lillian, and Penny

Bob was one of the nicest people i ever met. he helped get my first loan at west milton bank. he knew my moms whole family from west milton. it is for sure that he is in heaven. will be missed. rest in peace.
John Young Jr.

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