Robert E. Smith has been a resident of Hawthorne for 80 years. Spouse was Midori and we would have been married for 55 years, when she passed away in 2016. No children. First Marriage produced a Daughter, Debra who is living in Texas.
Graduated with first graduating class at Hawthorne High School in 1954. Entered the Air Force in 1955 and worked in planning and scheduling and maintenance control.
Received Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in 1969 after 14 years.
April 1969 began a career in the Savings and Loan industry. Held positions of Supervisor, Branch Manager, and Branch Coordinator for Los Angeles County Branches and after 22 years took early retirement in 1990. In May 1990 started the firm of R.E. SMITH and ASSOCIATES, provider of quality management and business services and will celebrate this year 28th year Anniversary.
Became a member of the Aero Club in 2007 and have been the Office Administrator of the club since 2008.