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Robert Smalley

Robert Allan Smalley

Friday, February 9th, 1934 - Saturday, May 15th, 2021
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Obituary

Graveside services for Robert A. Smalley, 87, of Eastlake, will be at 10 AM on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Willoughby Memorial Gardens, 38650 Lakeshore Boulevard, Willoughby.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby.

Mr. Smalley passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Madison Health Care.

Born February 9, 1934 in Cleveland, he has lived in Eastlake for more than 60 years.

He served in the National Guard and was a member of Collinwood Lodge 582 F. & A.M. for more than 60 years, where he served as Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the Al Koran Shrine and volunteered many years transporting burned patients to the Children’s’ Hospitals.

He was also a Martial Arts instructor for 25 years in Isshinryu Karate and held a private pilot license. He was a lifelong learner, scout leader and enjoyed camping, boating, music, playing bass guitar and fishing and was a certified scuba diver.

Mr. Smalley was a tool and die maker by trade, starting Caterpillar Corporation. After his retirement, he was founded TWO-II-M Company, where he designed and made dies.

Survivors are his wife of 68 years, Alice (Egleston) Smalley; children, Dixie Duncan; Robert (Jamie) Smalley and Carl (Christy) Smalley; 12 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and their families. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Mary (Snyder) Smalley and his sister and brother-in-law, Sally Ann and Tom Carlozzi.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH 44094
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    Willoughby Memorial Gardens
    Address
    38660 Lakeshore Boulevard
    Willoughby, OH 44094
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  • Interment

    Location
    Willoughby Memorial Gardens
    Address
    38660 Lakeshore Boulevard
    Willoughby, Ohio 44094
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 06:33am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Allan Smalley, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US National Guard Veteran, Robert Allan Smalley, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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