Robert Howard Smith aka (Skeeter) was born November 29, 1940 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to the late Mary E. Smith and Emory Calloway. Robert went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2021.
Robert attended and graduated from William Allen High School in Allentown, PA. After high school he went into the armed forces based in Norfolk, Virginia. He served with integrity by working in the mechanical division maintaining engines and electrical systems. After receiving an honorable discharge he entered civilian life working for the General Electric Plant on Lehigh Street, which was on the southside of Allentown. He worked in the specialized division which tested and inspected small appliances before being released to consumers. The General Electric Plant was eventually bought by Black and Decker where Robert continued his career.
Robert was known around Allentown as “Skeeter”. He joined the bowling team at General Electric and enjoyed bowling after his shift with co-workers at Parkway Lanes. He was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers football fan. Many days he could be seen in Allentown wearing a Steelers hat or sweatshirt displaying his black and gold. Those who came in contact with Skeeter knew him as a friendly and good-natured person that was always willing to help if he possibly could.
After retiring, Skeeter worked at Mulligans Golf Center in Whitehall. He enjoyed meeting people at the Golf Center as he helped to maintain the property. He also enjoyed having meals and conversations with friends at the Sun Rise Diner on South Fourth Street in Allentown.
Skeeter was a proud father of son, Robert Carson and grandson, Ayden Carson, both of Swedesboro, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his life partner, Ruth Passalis.
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