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Robert C. Smith

September 21, 1948 - October 19, 2021


Athens, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

October 19, 2021



Birth Date:

September 21, 1948

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 11 to 1 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Robert C. Smith

Robert C. Smith, 73, of Athens passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital.

He was predeceased by his parents, Guy William and Joyce Woodard Smith.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Laura Smith of Athens; his son, Aaron (Sara Hanna) Smith of Charlotte, NC; sister, Dr. Rolfe (Barbara) Gobien of Isle of Palms, SC, Timothy (Lisa) Smith of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Rick (Ingrid) Smith of Sebastian, FL; special friend, Patti Alpaugh of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Jaxsen and Jenna Smith; along with numerous friends.

Bob was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1966 and went on to attend HVAC at Philadelphia Tech.  Bob and Laura ran Discount Appliance in Athens and after the flood of 1972 moved to Elmira Street and renamed the business R.C. Smith TV and Appliance where they did sales and repairs of all types of appliances.  Bob enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting, target practicing, fishing, working outside and traveling.  He was a former Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout.  Bob was a member of the Buro Enduro Motorcycle Club for many years. 

A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 11 to 1 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A memorial service to honor Bob’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York and burial to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  For those who are unable to attend the service, we will Live Stream the service at 1:00 PM at  Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to your local human society or a charity of one’s choice.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Bob’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Ben Hiley
Bob was an incredible man. They don’t make guys like Him anymore.  There are a lot of people that will struggle without Bob around.  He did so much for and made so many people happy.  I myself will never forget Bob and try to keep a little bit of his happy spirt alive in myself.

From: Kyle Burns
The Valley has lost an incredible man. He will be missed by those who knew him.

From: Albert and Linda Howe
So sorry for your loss, Bob was a good friend who helped anyone he could. His sense of humor and pranks were endless.  Had a lot of good times with Bob and Laura.  He will surely be missed!

From: Barbara Goodman
Laura, deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. You will be in my prayers.

From: Judy Nice
Laura and family,   I’m so sorry for your
loss.   Bob always had a joke  or a story to share  when I came in the store.   Please know I’m thinking
of you Laura .   Judy Nice

From: meg sargent
dear Laura, so sorry to hear of bob's passing. he was a nice man.

From: HP Lattimer
Laura and family. Sorry to hear about Bob. I didn’t know you two still lived up here. Thought you moved away. I pray you will do well I know it’ll be difficult. God bless and help you. Howard

From: Trish & Bruce Benish
I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing.  He came to our home a few times for appliance repairs and we had some nice conversations.  The last time he was here to fix a refrigerator I was embarrassed because I brought back some palm branches which I hoped to learn palm braiding and put them in the freezer until I had time to do them.  In the mean time the refrigerator broke and when he was here I had to empty the freezer and explain why I had palm branches in my freezer.  I explained to him that I brought them back from Florida in the trunk of our car and froze them and he replied that if I was his wife they would have never left Florida.  Bob had a great sense of humor and it was disappointing to not have him in recent years to help with our breakdowns.  Laura worked with Women in the Wilds along with me and I wish you God's blessings as you cope through your grieving along with your family.

From: Dale & Hazel Anthony
Laura, We are so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He was a great guy & we enjoyed spending time with both of you at all our parties. Our prayers are with you & your family.

From: Tim Fenner
Laura and Family, I am sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It was always a pleasure interacting with both of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Paul & Debbie Miller Drabinski
Dear Laura and family.  We are shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's sudden passing. We've missed seeing you both for Friday night trivia. Please know our caring thoughts are with you in the days ahead.

From: Bill Glasser
I never met Bob. I am friends with his brother Rick who is a great man and friend. I feel for him and the loss of his brother

From: Bill and Bonnie Cady
R.C. was gifted at fixing appliances, was ever faithful to his customers and will be sorely missed.
Our personal and deepest condolences.

From: Tim and Annette Barrett
Dear Laura, 
We both so enjoyed spending time with you and Bob whenever we were back to the valley. He was such a tremendous help on the farm and one heck of a hunter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

From: Mary Juda Tokos
Sincere condolences to you and your family over the passing of Bob! Thoughts are with you!

From: Rose Garrity and Ed HIley
We are so sorry to learn of this sad loss. Bob was a talented and gregarious man. He was a great friend to  many. He will be missed a great deal!

From: Stephen Tubbs
Just learned of Bob's passing. Our most sincere condolences go to his family and all of his friends.  Bob was a wonderful man; kind to everyone and such fun to be around and to talk to.  He will be sorely missed.  May Bob sleep in the arms of the Lord forever.

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