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Robert Alan Smith

October 5, 1933 May 2, 2019
Robert Alan Smith
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Robert Alan Smith, 85, of Blue Bell, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 2, 2019. He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Joan (Marshall) Smith.
Al was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 5, 1933 to the late Joseph and Helen (Monaghan) Smith. He grew up in Southwest Philadelphia and was a graduate of West Catholic High School and St Joseph’s University. Al proudly served his country with the U.S. Army, spending two years in Germany. After his military discharge, he worked in finance with SmithKline for 34 years, where he traveled all over Europe and South America. After his retirement, he and Joan spent their winters in Venice, Florida. Al was an avid golfer, competitive bridge player and Philadelphia sports fan. He was a member of Old York Road Country Club and loved a good/bad joke.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children: Donna VanDusen (William), Diane Rebecca Smith, Carol Ann Smith (Will Powell) and his sister Dorothy (John) Donahue. Al was the proud Pop-pop of Peter VanDusen, Keri VanDusen, Luke Hoban, Christian Hoban and Michael Billetta. He was predeceased by five siblings: Joseph, Donald, Kenneth Smith, Rosemary Craig, Eleanor Clark.
Family and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Helena Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at the Church. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Al’s elementary school St. Francis de Sales School, 917 S. 47th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143. https://www.desalesschool.net/give-the-gift-of-faith-in-philadelphia-south


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Visitation

Monday

6

May

9:00 AM 5/6/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 5/6/2019 10:45:00 AM
St. Helena's Church

1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

St. Helena's Church
1489 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell 19422 PA
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

6

May

11:00 AM 5/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Helena's Church

1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

St. Helena's Church
1489 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell 19422 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Whitemarsh Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1169 Limekiln Pike
Prospectville, PA 19002

1169 Limekiln Pike Prospectville 19002 PA
United States
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