Robert Jay SMITH was born 22 November 1925 in Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA. He married Sylvia J KNIBBS 03 January 2000 in Prince Fredrick, Calvert County, Maryland, USA. He died 25 January 2011 in Stillwater, Rensselear County, New York, USA. Sylvia J KNIBBS, daughter of Harold James KNIBBS and Pearl Nancy PALMATIER , was born 05 June 1934 in Stillwater, Rensselear County, New York, USA. She died 18 March 2012 in Albany County, New York, USA.

Marriage Notes for Robert Jay SMITH\Sylvia J KNIBBS:

Taken in August 2006 at the Community Hospice,

Sylvia and Robert both lived in Stillwater as children. Sylvia was born there and Robert moved there as a very young lad. They both went to Stillwater school but then went their separate ways. They met again at a party at Sylvia's brother Bill's house in 1992.

Sylvia told me that Roberts parents and her parents were friends for many years. Robert's aunt and uncle were witnesses at the marriage of Sylvia's parents.

Other Marriages/Unions for Sylvia J KNIBBS:
See Harry H EVERETT & Sylvia J KNIBBS

Notes for Robert Jay SMITH:

Also known as: Bob or R, Jay

In 1930, Robert was living with his parents at Easy Street, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York:
Robert D Smith Head Mar 29 Auto Business Labourer New Jersey
Leisetta R Smith Wife Mar 31 New York
Robert J Smith Son 4yr 5mo New Jersey
June S Smith Daur 2yr 10mo

We see Robert in 1940, living at Dickinson Avenue, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York:
Leisetta R Smith Head 40 Mar Restaurant Maid New York
Ribert J Smith Son 14 New Jersey
J Shirley Smith Daur 12 New York

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on January 28, 2011.
R. Jay "Bob" Smith, 85, of No. Hudson Ave., died Tuesday morning at his home, following a long illness. Born in Pleasantville, NJ, November 22, 1925, son of the late Robert and Leisetta Smodell Smith, Bob attended school in Stillwater, and left school to join the U.S. Army during WWII. After the war, Bob served an additional two years in occupied Japan. He was a self-employed floor covering and tile specialist for most of his life. Proud of being a 60 year member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Bob also enjoyed history, and was very interested in the history of Stillwater and the battles of Saratoga. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Sylvia Knibbs Everett Smith, whom he married January 3, 2000. Also his daughter, Heather A. Smith of Saratoga Springs; cousins, Sally Bochette of Mechanicville and Marion "Rod" Rodriguez of Saratoga Springs. Bob was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Dr. Diana L. Smith, MD; and sister, J. Shirley Smith. Bob's friends and neighbors are invited to attend a 2 p.m. prayer and remembrance service this Sunday at Bob's No. Hudson Ave. home. Following the service, a gathering of friends will be held until 5 p.m. Burial service, with military honors, will be held on Monday afternoon at the Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements by the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Mechanicville.


R.Jay is buried at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery which is New York State’s sixth national veteran’s cemetery. The cemetery was previously known as the Saratoga National Cemetery until 24 Jan, 2002, when President George W. Bush signed legislation, renaming it the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, after Congressman Solomon, known as the champion of veterans' causes.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of R Jay.

Sources for Robert Jay SMITH:

  1. Personal Contact with Ana Knibbs Rizzo,
  2. Personal Contact with Sylvia (Knibbs) Smith,
  3. Obituary,

Notes for Sylvia J KNIBBS:

From The Saratogian, June 6, 1934:
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Knibbs are rejoici8ng over the birth of a daughter at their home on North Main Street, yesterday afternoon

From The Saratogian, 22 December, 1944:
3 Churches Hold Holiday Parties
Stillwater—The three Protestant churches of the village held Christmas parties last evening.
In the Methodist Church a program was presented by the children of the Sunday School at 7:30 under the direction of Mrs. Leonard Kellogg Jr., Mrs. Louis Booth and Mrs. Frank Alexik. The program, announced by Mrs. Edna Baker, follows;
Christmas carols, recitations. Tiny Tot, Carl Schellenger; A Great Big Greeting, Linda Sue Kellogg; Christmas Morning, Hazel Parker; The Christmas Tree, Alice Knibbs; What Shall I Give, Sandra Robinson; Christmas carols; recitations. A Little Helper, Harolyn Bardwell.
My Gift. James Schellenger: recitations, To Be Like him, Sylvia Knibbs; exercise. Last Year's Dollies Eleanor Lowell, Annetta Smith and Patricia Parker; recitation, Even Little Children, Donald Bardwell; My Christmas Star, Velma Bryan; exercise, Sharing Christmas. George Crandall, Wil-liam Banks, Wayne Mann, Paul Parker, Harry Crandall and Ernest Parker.


Sylvia worked for the State of New York for the State Insurance Fund which provided insurance for workmen's compensation. She retired in 1996.

From the Times Union, Tuesday, March 20, 2012:
Smith, Sylvia Everett (Knibbs)
STILLWATER Sylvia (Knibbs) Everett Smith, 77, of Hudson Avenue, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, after a short illness. A native and lifelong resident of Stillwater, she was daughter of the late Harold and Pearl Palmatier Knibbs, and wife of R. Jay Smith who died January 20, 2011. Sylvia was a clerk with the New York State Insurance Fund in Albany for a number of years before retiring. She had been a volunteer kindergarten aide with St. Mary's Catholic School in Waterford. Gardening and cooking were things she enjoyed doing around the house, but tending to her family, especially her grandchildren, gave the greatest joy. Surviving family include three daughters, Marlene Hawkins of Schodack, Kathy Gleeson of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Joy Lesson of Malone and step-daughter Heather Smith of Saratoga Springs. Eight grandchildren, Andrew and Neil Hawkins, Tammy Kiley, Amy Schunk, Robert Gleeson, Erin, Joshua and Scott Lesson, along with 11 great-grandchildren. Also her siblings, Alice Martin of Florida, William (Ana) Knibbs of Stillwater, Nancy Palmer of Schuylerville and James Knibbs of Columbia, S.C., along with nieces and nephews. A burial service will be held at the Saratoga National Cemetery, on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. A gathering of friends will be held at Sylvia's home Wednesday from noon till 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Holy Family School, 12 Homestead Ave., Malone, NY 12953, in memory of Sylvia Knibbs Everett Smith.


Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Sylvia.

Sources for Sylvia J KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Ana Knibbs Rizzo,
  2. Personal Contact with Sylvia (Knibbs) Smith,
  3. Obituary,