A public celebration of the life of Robert C. Smithwick is scheduled for Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College. He passed away in his sleep on March 22 at the age of 92.
Dr. Smithwick was a founding trustee of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and served on its publicly elected board for almost 35 years. He also served several terms on the board of the Fremont Union High School District. He and his family lived in Sunnyvale where he practiced pediatric dentistry for many years. After living in Los Altos for several years, they moved to Los Altos Hills in the mid-1960s, into a home overlooking Foothill College.
Dr. Smithwick is survived by his children, Cathye and Mike. Aileen, his wife of 60 years, preceded him in death in 2003.
His family and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District welcome all who knew
Dr. Smithwick to gather in his namesake Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College to honor his memory. Purchase of a parking pass is not necessary for those attending the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his name may be made to the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (or https://secure.entango.com/donate/fhda), or the Palo Alto Rotary Annual Charities of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto, P.O. Box 592, Palo Alto, CA 94302 (http://www.rotarypaloalto.org).
Posted March 29, 2013