Robert K. Smith


Robert K. Smith, 86, formerly of Saegertown and a resident of the PA Soldiers and Sailors Home, Erie, passed away there Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

He was born October 2, 1932 in Meadville, a son of Kenneth A. and Frances Pickens Smith. He had been married to Sandra Bugbee Muckinhaupt.

Bob was a graduate of Saegertown High School, Allegheny College and received his Master's equivalency degree and teaching certificate from Edinboro University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War on active duty from 1954-1955 and reserve duty from 1955 to 1957.

Bob taught mathematics and social studies at Penncrest School District for over 30 years. He was a member of Saegertown United Methodist Church and served as its choir director for 60 years. A very civic and community minded man, he was a life-member of Saegertown American Legion Post 205, member of Meadville Elks Lodge 219, Meadville Masonic Lodge 408, Scottish Rite Bodies, Military Officers Association, former Saegertown Lions Club, and treasurer of the Saegertown Cemetery Association.

Bob loved singing, including with the barber shoppers and participated in many Charity Follies programs. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Survivors include a son, Matthew Smith (Meg) of Saegertown; a daughter, Jennifer Penoyer (Josh) of Saegertown; four step-children, Debbie Muckinhaupt of Pinellas Park, FL, Scott Muckinhaupt (companion Terri Tomiczek) of Saegertown, R. Chris Muckinhaupt of Saegertown, and Robin Davis (Jeff) of Erie; two grandsons, R. Oliver and F. Linus Smith; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Fugagli (William) of Jamestown, NY and Judith Melville of Auburn, AL; a brother, Peter Smith (Marge) of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Jensen and a brother, Thomas Smith.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a future date and time to be announced.

Memorials may be made to the Saegertown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 689 or the Saegertown Area Library, P.O. Box 871, both of Saegertown, PA 16433.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at
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Terry and Linda Hasenkopf
Aug 05, 2019
Matt and Jen and all the family, Terry and I have so many wonderful memories of Bob. He was so full of love, life, honesty, talent and so much more. Many thanks to Bob for teaching two of our children David and Wendy. We send our love and sympathy and please know that you are in our prayer.
Jim Davis
Aug 03, 2019
I will miss Bob a lot. I have countless memories of playing golf and singing barbershop quartet music with brother Jack and Tom (Tucker) and Bob (Smiley). I have no doubt that Bob will be in heaven, but suspect that he will keep St. Peter waiting.
Tammy Haverfield
Aug 02, 2019
I loved Uncle Bob so much! He was a wonderful sweet man much like my dad. My hear is doubly broken.
Donna (Newhard) Lawrason
Aug 02, 2019
Mr. Smith was one of my favorite teachers. He cared about his students, not just their education, but their potential. He was a man of integrity and service, to his country and his community, and I will remember him for a life well lived. My sincere condolences to his family.
Angie Maitland
Aug 02, 2019
So, so sorry for your loss Matt and Jenny. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻❤️