September 28, 1931 - March 15, 2017
Westfield, New Jersey | Age 85
Robert James Smith, 85, of Westfield, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
A Memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 125 Elmer Street in Westfield,
N.J., on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 2:00pm.
He was born to the late James and Ruth Smith, September 28, 1931. Robert graduated from
Bernards High School in 1949 and was inducted into the schools Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.
Robert received a BA in History from Harvard University in 1953. He married Dorothy E. Galli in
1954, and they lived together in Westfield, N.J.
Robert worked at General Electric for 37 years, and served as the Treasurer of International Finance
until he retired in 1990.
Robert was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Westfield, and Westfield
Community Players. He enjoyed singing in the church choir, attending The Metropolitan Opera, and
Robert, is survived by his wife Dorothy of 62 years, and two children: Robert Smith and his wife
Pamela, of Novato, California, and Laura Scaturo and her husband Chuck, of Cranford, New Jersey.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Griffin, Bennett, Macallan, Brett, Greg and Hannah.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the First Congregational
Church. 125 Elmer Street, Westfield, N.J. 07090.
Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors, Westfield. Please go to: www.grayfuneralhomes.com.