Delta resident Richard A. Smith died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 72.
Rosary was said Tuesday, Oct. 11, followed by Mass of Christian burial at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Burial followed at Olathe Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 2, 1943, to Andrew and Jean (Rutkowski) Smith. He spent his childhood in Maryland. He attended Mt. St. Joseph Catholic School, graduating in 1961.
On Oct. 20, 2006, he married Suzanne Gonzales in Annapolis, Md. The couple moved to Delta in 2013.
Mr. Smith was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olathe. He enjoyed building cars, woodworking, electrical work, plumbing, welding and cooking.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Smith of Delta; two sons, Mark Smith and Brian Smith, both of Maryland; a sister, Jean Smith of Maryland; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.