Robert “Bob” Pratt Smith, PhD, of Damariscotta, passed away peacefully Feb. 6 at his home with his family at his side.
Bob was born in Bridgeport, Conn. July 18, 1929 and lived in Westfield, N.J., North Eastham, Mass., and for the last 20 years called Damariscotta home.
He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Bridgeport, a master’s degree in human development from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Post MA in education from the University of California in San Diego and a PhD in human development from The Union Graduate School in Cleveland. He was an executive with Bristol Myers for 25 years.
Bob will be remembered as a poly math scientist, a marathon runner and counselor who touched many wherever he went. He was quick with a wave and a smile and always willing to listen and offer support to a friend in need. Bob had always wanted to go to medical school and has donated his body to the Medical College at the University of New England.
He leaves behind wife, Carol; son, Gregg of Columbia, Md.; granddaughter, Kelsey Dixon of Ellicott City, Md.; and surrogate son, Brett McEwan of Hamilton, NZ.
A celebration of life will be held at 9:30 a.m., Sat., March 3 at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle.
Should friends desire, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Miles and St. Andrews Hospice, 40 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta, ME 04543; or a charity of your choice.