Robert D. Smith, “Bob, Robby, and Smitty” of Cedar Grove Farm, Berryville, Virginia passed away suddenly on December 19th 2015.
Bob was born on June 10, 1953 in Niagara Falls New York to Vera (Waller) Smith and Robert F. Smith. He graduated from Somersworth High School and Plymouth State College, both in New Hampshire, where he played lacrosse and was a member of Lambda Chi Fraternity.
Bob founded Smith-Garrity Ltd., an importer of Equestrian products owned by L’Apogée Saddlery France.
An Eagle Scout and a devouted sports fan, the NFL Cardinals and Boston Bruins were his favorite teams.
He traveled internationally for business and had colleagues and beloved friends all over the world. He loved walking his Labradors around his koi pond, quarterbacking his flag football team, celebrating the game with a cold beer, talking history, exploring battle sites around the world and laughing with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Frances Catherine Garrity (Kitty), his son Glenham Douglas Smith, both of Berryville, his father Robert F. Smith and partner Beverly (Billie) Cote of Somersworth, his sister Laura Tewksbury and her husband Bob and children Griffin, Jenna and Ruby of Concord NH, his aunts Marie Waller of Milford CT and Lois DiCrecchio of Cape Elizabeth ME, many relatives in England, his beloved dogs Steiff and Nell, Ginger, the barn cats and the resident pony Elkie.
He was predeceased by his mother, Vera Smith, his uncle Joseph Douglas Waller and his dogs Guinness, India and Devon.
Celebrations of his life will be planned in Virginia and New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Glenham Douglas Smith, PO Box 364, Berryville VA 22611. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org