Robert L. Smith, 91, electrical engineer, consultant

August 10, 2006

Robert Lucian Smith, a retired electrical engineer and consultant, died of cancer Sunday at his Severna Park home. He was 91.

Mr. Smith was born in Washington and raised there and in Pine Bluff, Ark. He attended George Washington University and worked for Graham Co., Republic Steel Co. and the former Glenn L. Martin Co. before taking a position with J.E. Greiner Co. in 1944.

During his 41-year career, he worked on the construction of both Chesapeake Bay bridges.

After retiring in 1985, his consulting work took him to such places as Epcot Center and Miami International Airport in Florida, Logan International Airport in Boston and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

He enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club. He also was a coin collector.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Ruth Jenkins; three sons, Robert L. Smith Jr. of Bowie, James J. Smith of Severna Park and Edward G. Smith of Atlanta; a stepson, Donald H. MacMurray of Severna Park; a brother, Bert Smith of Dunnellon, Fla.; two sisters, Margo Gaut of Cincinnati and Elizabeth Blandin of Greensboro, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. His wife of 26 years, the former Ann Garlock, died in 1961.

Services are private.

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