Robert Joseph Smith
Robert Joseph Smith, 68, Grove City, passed away unexpectedly while working on his camp in Marienville Nov. 6, 2019.
Born Dec. 29, 1950, in New Castle, Bob was the son of Joseph and Clara Smith.
Bob graduated from Slippery Rock High School then Paul Smith College.
He served in the Army and worked as a lineman for Penn Power until his retirement.
On April 11, 1974, Bob married Marlene Bonanni who survives.
Bob was a member of the Grove City Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed working in the yard, doing landscaping and he loved woodworking.
Bob made beautiful stands, picture frames, hutch cupboards, TV stands, bedroom suites and many other things. He was always busy. He never liked to sit still. Another one of his favorite pastimes was bird hunting with his faithful German short-haired Pointer, Dusty.
Along with his wife, Bob is survived by his children, Ryan Smith and his wife Christy, Grove City; Timothy Smith and his wife Samantha, Plumas Lake, Calif; and Bobbi Jo Burkett and her husband Rob, Grove City; his grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Kyle Minner, Maria Minner, all Grove City, Ethan Smith and Nicholas Paige, both Plumas Lake; Autumn Burkett, Jamie Burkett and Bob Burkett, all Grove City. Also surviving are Bob's two sisters, Loie Varner and her husband Rick, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Terry Wogan and her husband Tom, Virginia Beach, Va.; and his brother, Garth Smith, Portland, Ore.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Smith.

Robert Joseph, 68, Grove City.
Calling hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday (11-11-19) in JAMISON McKINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.
Friends can email condolences by visiting
Service: 5 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Lester Rowan and Pastor Kenton Shaw co-officiating.
Published on November 8, 2019


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Melonie Magee
Nov 12, 2019
Dear Marlene,
May God be with you in this sudden loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. I am so sorry and pray that the happy memories you have will carry you through until you meet again.
Love and prayers
John and Carol Filer
Nov 11, 2019
Marlene, We are very sorry for your loss, and are praying for you and family
I am so sorry I couldn't be there for you, my thoughts and daily prayers are with you in the on coming days. God Bless you and family.
Nov 09, 2019
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jim warrender
Nov 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I didn't know bob but it sounds like we had a lot in common. You and your family will be in my prayers.