SMITH, Robert E., 84, of Wintersville, Ohio died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West.
He was born August 27, 1929, in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of the late George M. and Ethel Mae Daily Smith, Jr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene J. Beekman.
Robert retired as a general foreman of the utilities steam department from the former Wheeling - Pittsburgh Steel Co., Steubenville-Mingo Plant.
He attended Starkdale Presbyterian Church and held membership in Pilgrim Masonic Lodge 691, where he would have received his 50 year pin this September and was a 1947 graduate of Steubenville High School.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Bougher Smith whom he married on May 2, 1950, and their children, Debbrah (Bob) Zenz of Hiram, OH, Barbara (Jack) Zenz of Willoughby, OH, and Lee Ann (Don) VanCuren of Portage, IN; eight grandchildren, Molly (Marcus) Smith, Emily (Michael) DeCaro, Katie, Sarah and Gretchen Zenz, Jack (Nadia) Zenz, Josh (Litany) Zenz and Scott Zenz; and five great- grandchildren, Savannah and Zac Smith, Alissa and Gianna DeCaro and Arianna Zenz; and his close first cousins Jack and Dave Daily.
Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Sunday from 1-4 p.m., where funeral service will be held on Monday 10 a.m., with Rev. Paul Danielson officiating. Entombment at Fort Steuben.
Memorials may be directed to the Martha Manor, 408 N. 5th St., Steubenville, OH 43952.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com