Robert M. Smith of Laurel died March 9, 2017. He was 84 years old.
He was born in Queens on Nov. 8, 1932 to William and Florence (O’Neill) Smith.
He graduated from Bayside High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He was a lieutenant in the New York City Police Department.
He was a eucharistic minister at Sacred Heart Parish and a Third Degree Knight of Columbus. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, jogging, family gatherings, dinners with friends, a good song, a hearty laugh and a good cup of coffee said his family.
Predeceased by his first wife Helen in 1986, he is survived by his wife Barbara Jean of Laurel, his sons Robert of Garden City, Richard of Hicksville, Michael of Whitestone and Kevin of Nesconset, his brother William of Bayside, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors Sunday, March 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Coster-Heppner Funeral Home. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 13 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Queens.
Memorial donations may be made to Bill Wilson House in East Dorset, Vermont or the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association.