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Robert L. Smythe, 87

GILFORD — Robert "Bob" L. Smythe, 87, of 79 Wild Acres Road, formerly of Thornton, died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his home after a long illness.

He was born on October 27, 1926 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Joseph and Louise (Shillington) Smythe. Bob was a commercial airline pilot for Delta Airlines for over 30 years.

He is survived by one son, Robert E. Smythe of Rochester, N.H., two daughters, Lesley Smythe of Ipswich, Mas.s and Lindsey Hyslip of Billerica, Mass., 5 grandchildren, Scott Leonard of Gilford, N.H., Matthew Grande of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Justin Grande of Londonderry, N.H., Erica Grande of Northfield, N.H., Haylee Hyslip of Billerica, Mass., and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn (O'Sullivan) Smythe in 1994.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 Main St, Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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