Smith, Robert James, 73 of Garmantown, passed away on May 4, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born November 18, 1944 in Spangler, the son of Richard Brooks and Margaret (James) Smith. Preceded in death by parents, brother Richard Brooks Smith and sister-in-law Bella Smith. Survived by loving wife of 54 years Marlene (Dobransky), son Robert and wife Sis of Patton, son Gary and wife Phoebe of Northern Cambria, daughter Marni and husband Dale of Rebersburg Pa, and daughter Mandy and Jason of Northern Cambria, also 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Former coal miner for 24 years, active member of UMWA, Local 1269. Vietnam Veteran, 20 year Veteran of US Air Force and Air National Guard. Former partner of Smith and Schmittle Excavating. He was a loving devoted husband, father and grandfather who would always think of his family first. Friends received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and 10 until time of funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, Pastor Darlene Wiewiora officiating. Interment North Barnesboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local VFW, or Northern Cambria AYSO atKmillerma223@live.com. Military service by local Veterans Organizations at the Funeral Home.