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Robert Lawrence Smick

Died: May 15, 1997

His sister-in-law, Susan Smick and his nephew Joshua Smick shared the following thoughts:

“Loving, kind, generous and absolutely the most brilliant individual that you have ever met, are words that come to mind when remembering Bobby. He was unique in feeling that it was important to accomplish tasks in a new way. Bobby was born into a family of Yalies with his father Jack and Uncle Ed graduating in the 1920s. His brother Edward graduated in 1965. While at Yale, Bobby won several math awards. After Yale graduation, he continued his education earning two Ph.D.s, one from Yale, and the other from Columbia. He pursued a career in physics, and later on continued the legacy of his dad Jack’s actuarial firm. His love of science was infectious. Every time he visited his nephew Joshua, he would take him to the Boston Museum of Science to teach him the ways of the universe.”