Robert J. Smith, Sr., 88, of Oswego and formerly of Syracuse passed away May 20, 2010 at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Syracuse.
Born in Oswego Town to the late Archibald and Dorotha Smith he was a life resident of the Oswego â€“ Syracuse areas. Robert retired in February 1984 from General Electric Company in Liverpool as a stock clerk where he worked for 37 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1942 to 1945.
Robert was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Smith; sister, Jeannette Goodway and by a son, Robert J. Smith, Jr. who died February 22, 2009.
Surviving: his wife of 65 years, Grace Marie Callahan Smith formerly of Syracuse; daughters, Dorotha (Dot) A. Smith Bennett, Joann M. (Michael) Mays, Mary Jean (Larry) Swiger, Hazel R. (David) Shoults; son, Joseph A. Smith; a brother, Wayne A. (Geraldine) Smith, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are Monday 4 to 7 p.m. with a service to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. Private burial will be at Hannibal Village Cemetery at a later date.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.