Robert Virgil Smith, Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of philosophy and religion, emeritus, and a United Methodist pastor for more than 45 years, died peacefully at home on February 12, 2015. He was 94 years old.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Virgil Smith will be held at 11am on February 28, 2015, at Plainsboro Presbyterian Church. Another service will be planned in Hamilton, New York, in the spring. The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Grindstone Island United Methodist Church, Clayton, NY 13624, or to Colgate University, Gift Records, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, to be directed to the Chaplain’s Office.