Robert McClain “Bob” Smith, 75, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 25, 2018, with his family by his side, from complications of heart disease. He was born in West Grove, Pa., on Oct. 9, 1943, and spent the majority of his life in Wilmington, Del., and West Grove. He graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1961.
Smith married his wife, Nancy, in 1969, and the two were happily married for 49 years. He retired from Delmarva Power after 31 years of service. The couple relocated to Ocean View, Del., in 2009, and most recently, Smith worked at Bayside Golf Course.
He was an avid sports fan, playing, coaching and most of all, watching all of his grandchildren’s sporting events. If he wasn’t watching sports, Smith could be found on a golf course.
He was most proud of his children, Lisa Cella and her husband, Ralph, Jodi Dean and husband, TC, and Duncan Smith and his wife, Cindy, and their accomplishments, plus seven grandchildren, Greg and Eric Cella, Jenna Dean, and McClain, Delaney, Merrill, and Jopie Smith.
Per his request, Smith will be cremated, and a private ceremony will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to River Soccer Club; P.O. Box 1366; Ocean View, DE 19970, or to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care; 220 Continental Dr., Ste. 407; Newark, DE 19713.
Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.