Robert M. Smith

CHERRY CREEK – Robert M. Smith, 87, a welder for Excelco, where he worked for many years, died Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home on Southside Ave in Cherry Creek, NY. He was born May 20, 1926 in Cherry Creek, NY the son of the late Merle and Eunice (Moore) Smith. He is survived by his wife, Toshie Saito Smith of Cherry Creek, NY; five sons, Melvin R. (Linda) Smith of Wilmington, NC, Lynn M. (Cynthia) Smith of Silver Creek, NY, Christopher (Amy) Smith of

Amherst, NY, Ronald P. (Pamela) McCabe of Frederick, MD, Raymond N. (Barbara) McCabe of Kenmore, NY; two

daughters, Elizabeth A. (John) Dedloff of Gowanda, NY, Cynthia R. (William) Raub of Friendship, NY; 14 grandchildren; 2

great grandchildren; a brother, Melvin Smith of Cherry Creek, NY; and a sister, Donna Nobles of South Dayton.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn Smith. He served in the Navy during World War II and the South Dayton Legion Post 1593. The Pine Valley VFW will provide a military honor guard for his service. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, South Dayton, NY. His son, Pastor Melvin Smith of Inner City Ministries, will officiate. Burial will be in the Cherry Creek Central Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11-12 noon. Family suggests memorials to Hospice – Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave, Lakewood NY 14750.