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Obituary of Robert G. Smith

Robert G. "R.G." Smith Hinsdale, NY Robert G. "R.G." Smith, 93, of 3621 Fay Hollow Rd., passed away Tuesday (November 24, 2020), 3 days after admission to Olean General Hospital. Born November 15, 1927 in Olean, he was the son of Clarence Smith and Velma Willis Smith O'Dell. He was married to Lillian Vida Burfield who predeceased him on January 1, 1986. Robert was a graduate of Olean High School and was a truck driver for Boss-Linco for a number of years. He worked in law enforcement for the Allegany Police Department and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department. He also worked for the Town of Hinsdale and served as a constable. For many years he owned and operated Bob's Quaker State in Olean prior to his retirement. He enjoyed car racing, and especially followed NASCAR. He also enjoyed his regular routine of meeting with friends for coffee and conversation. He is survived by a longtime companion Patricia Kirtz; 2 granddaughters; 1 sister Nancy (Danny) Main of Cuba, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Robert G. Smith on March 19, 2002; 1 brother Lester Maxson, and 2 sisters Cecile "Putie" Hale in 2015 and Terry O'Dell, who died in infancy. No services are being scheduled at this time. A private memorial gathering will be held by family at a later date. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, next to his wife. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at
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