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Updated: 12/12/2013 08:00:05AM

Robert Gene Smaltz

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Robert (Bob) Gene Smaltz, 75, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Bob is predeceased by his parents Ralph and Buna Smaltz and his daughter Terri Ann Evenden. Bob was born in Pompeii, Michigan to Ralph and Buna Smaltz and was the second born of four children; sisters Shirley Weaver and Mary Paffi and brother Charles. He had a very successfully and rewarding life. Bob was owner of an Engineering firm for 30 years and a Custom Closet Company for 15 years before his retirement in 2001. After retirement, Bob and Sheila enjoyed spending their summers in Groton, Vermont and winters in Placida, Florida with their family and friends.

Bob leaves behind his devoted wife of 30 years, Sheila, children William (Isabella), Sheri Kulis, Jennifer (Brett) Travers, Adam Cindy (Richard) Fiscus; grandchildren Amanda, Austin, Brennon, Allie, Zachary, Heather, Jillian, William, Justin, Elizabeth, Alisha, Brandon; great-grandchildren, Graeson, Jayden, Wyatt and Everet.

He displayed tremendous bravery during his 6 year fight with lung cancer and will be fondly remembered for his gentle caring nature, charming personality and great sense of humor.

Memorial services will be held at a later date both in Massachusetts and Florida.

Donation can be made in Bob’s memory to H. LEE Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, UTC-Found, Research, Tampa, Florida 33612.

Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.

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