Robert K. Smith, 86, formerly of Saegertown and a resident of the PA Soldiers and Sailors Home, Erie, passed away there Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
He was born October 2, 1932 in Meadville, a son of Kenneth A. and Frances Pickens Smith. He had been married to Sandra Bugbee Muckinhaupt.
Bob was a graduate of Saegertown High School, Allegheny College and received his Master’s equivalency degree and teaching certificate from Edinboro University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War on active duty from 1954-1955 and reserve duty from 1955 to 1957.
Bob taught mathematics and social studies at Penncrest School District for over 30 years. He was a member of Saegertown United Methodist Church and served as its choir director for 60 years. A very civic and community minded man, he was a life-member of Saegertown American Legion Post 205, member of Meadville Elks Lodge 219, Meadville Masonic Lodge 408, Scottish Rite Bodies, Military Officers Association, former Saegertown Lions Club, and treasurer of the Saegertown Cemetery Association.
Bob loved singing, including with the barber shoppers and participated in many Charity Follies programs. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
Survivors include a son, Matthew Smith (Meg) of Saegertown; a daughter, Jennifer Penoyer (Josh) of Saegertown; four step-children, Debbie Muckinhaupt of Pinellas Park, FL, Scott Muckinhaupt (companion Terri Tomiczek) of Saegertown, R. Chris Muckinhaupt of Saegertown, and Robin Davis (Jeff) of Erie; two grandsons, R. Oliver and F. Linus Smith; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Fugagli (William) of Jamestown, NY and Judith Melville of Auburn, AL; a brother, Peter Smith (Marge) of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Jensen and a brother, Thomas Smith.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a future date and time to be announced.
Memorials may be made to the Saegertown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 689 or the Saegertown Area Library, P.O. Box 871, both of Saegertown, PA 16433.
The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net.
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Saegertown United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 689, Saegertown PA 16433
Saegertown Area Library
325 Broad Street, P.O. Box 871, Saegertown PA 16433