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Robert Wayne Smith dies at 73

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Robert Wayne Smith, of Chesterton, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008 in Valparaiso. He was 73.

He was born June 18, 1935 in Charleston, W.V., son of the late Robert H. and Frances Naomi (Shively) Smith.

He was married to Emmie (Bryant) Smith, who survives in Chesterton.

Robert is also survived by his son, Robin (Shannon) Smith of Michigan City; daughter, Kimberly Brooks of Indianapolis and Brenda Finstad of Minn.; sister, Nancy Keeton of Harts, W.V. and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death two brothers and one sister.

Robert was an area resident for more than 30 years. He retired from Bethlehem Steel and was a member of the United Steelworkers.

A memorial visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Cremation will be by Heritage Crematory, Portage.


Posted 7/16/2008