Robert L. ‘Smitty’ Smith

Robert L. “Smitty” Smith, 78, formerly of Claysburg, died Friday evening at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona.

He was born in Claysburg, son of the late Russell and Goldie (Diehl) Smith. He married Judith K. Duck, who preceded him in death on April 14, 2012.

Surviving are a daughter, Shelly Gordon (John) of Altoona; two grandchildren: Meghan Drago (John) of Tyrone and Shane Gordon of Altoona; and two sisters: Darlene Wesner (Lynn) and Donna Claar (Dwayne), all of Claysburg.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Bartley; and a brother, Mervin.

Bob graduated from Claysburg High School. He previously worked at Bennett Tire Service in Claysburg, then retired from Gary’s Tire Service in Martinsburg. He was a member of Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company and the Allied Firemen’s Association.

Bob liked watching races and sporting events, especially Claysburg games, and enjoyed spending time with his dog, Beamer.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Claysburg United Methodist Church, with Pastor James Neatrour officiating. Interment will be at Carson Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Claysburg United Methodist Church and/or Home Nursing Agency Hospice.

Arrangements are by Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home Inc., Duncansville.