Robert J. Smithgall

  • Born: March 2, 1957
  • Died: January 20, 2013
  • Location: Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Radzieta Funeral Home

9 Hand Avenue
P.O. Box 37
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

radzieta@comcast.net
Tel. (609) 465-7458

Tribute & Message From The Family


SMITHGALL, ROBERT J., 55, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 after a battle with leukemia. He was born on March 2, 1957 in Philadelphia, PA. After moving to South Jersey, he became an avid hunter and fisherman, serving as captain on two boats in the area. He was also a Karate instructor and a longtime mason contractor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Smithgall (nee Simmons); his nephew, Kevin Smithgall; and various other nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted for friends and family on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, where visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donation of platelets and blood through the American Red Cross to help leukemia sufferers.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our friend Rob will be missed. Had so much fun at my brother Dave,s house for dinner during Holidays. Always smiled.Will see you again someday. Always here for you Barb if you need anything Call, will be in touch. Sue

Posted by sue and gary lamach - north wildwood, NJ - friends   January 31, 2013

So very sorry to hear about Rob. Barb if you recall we met you and Rob on the schooner with Ricky and Jenny O a summer ago. I knew Rob growing up as my family has a home in SH. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you.

Posted by Philip and Amy Welsh - stone.harbor and leander tex - old friend   January 27, 2013

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Barbara we were so sorry to hear the loss of your husband Rob. Michele & Kevin have let us know about Rob, all along. May Happy memories be with you .

God Bless
Bill & Barbara Yeager

Posted by Bill & Barbara Yeager - doylestown, PA - Kevins inlaws michele.family   January 26, 2013

Barbara, Justin and I are so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot truly express our condolences. The strength you have shown the past few years is inspiring, and this same strength - with your knowledge that he is now at peace - we hope will comfort you during this difficult time. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Posted by Jessica Lees - Cape May Court House, NJ - Co-worker and friend   January 25, 2013

Barbara, I know we haven't seen each other or spoken in probably 20 years or so, but I saw the obituary and wanted to reach out to you and tell you how sorry I am for your loss.
Hopefully your memories will help keep you strong.
Love,
Marcia

Posted by MARCIA (O'DONNELL) MEUNIER - EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ - FORMER CO-WORKER OF BARBARA'S   January 23, 2013

Dear Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad I got to meet Rob. He was an inspiration in his cancer battle and you were with him every step of the way. Heaven has a new angel. God bless you for the courage you both have shown us all.

Posted by Mary Helen Gregory - Lorton, VA - cousin's spouse   January 23, 2013

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Dear Barb,

You have been and continue to be a "strong" woman. Rob had long suffering and it is over. He is now on the other side of life. The good life, eternal. I watched you are you suffered your own cancer and survived and then continued to watch and admire your inner strength to be right at Rob's side. I know Rob knew how much you care for him. Remember they are never gone from your heart and your mind. I wish you all the glory of God during this earthly time. The two of you have been through a heck of a couple of years and you both fought with great strength and courage. God Bless you in your time of loss and know we are all here for you. Rob accomplished many things in his life and he was a master at his profession.

I love you, Your Sister Diane

Posted by Diane King (Sister-in-Law) - Claymont, DE - Sister-inLaw   January 22, 2013

Barb, I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by diane breakell - cape may court house, NJ   January 22, 2013

Dear Barbara,
I am so sorry about Rob's passing my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Aunt Jane

Posted by Jane Malinowski - Arnold, MD - Aunt   January 22, 2013

We spent many years hunting and fishing together. Rob made Grizzly Adams look like an English lord.

As tough and combative an individual you could ever meet, but he was honest, strong willed, loyal and dependable. Rob was someone with whom you could share your most personal thoughts and concerns and know they were safe with him.

I never knew him to acknowledge he had or wanted many friends so if you were lucky enough to be his and he yours, it was a special relationship.

As men go, he was one of the best I ever knew, I truly loved the man. I will miss him greatly.

Posted by Robert Ciampitti - Newtown Square, PA - closest friend   January 22, 2013