Roger D. Smith ’36 died at his home in Brewer, Maine, on March 22, 2008.
Born on January 9, 1914, in Corinna, Maine, he prepared for college at Westminster Preparatory School in Simsbury, Conn., and joined Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1936, he began a career in accounting and auditing, first with Merrill Trust Company and then with his brother’s accounting firm, Paul A. Smith and Co. He formed his own firm in 1944 after his brother’s unexpected death. He formed Rockwood Farm Stable in the late 1940s and raced many horses of note.With Alan Mollison, he operated the Bangor State Fair from 1961 to 1970. In 1972, he was appointed State Steward by the Maine Harness Racing Commission, a position he held until his retirement in 2005 at 92. He was a Mayflower descendant, a member of the Maine Genealogical Society, Priscilla Mullins Alden Society, Masonic Bodies, and Anah Shriners. He is survived by his wife Irma (Gould) Smith; four sons, Roger Smith, Jr. of Old Orchard Beach, Me., John Feeley of Messina, NY, Tom Morelli of Brewer, Me., and James Morelli of Wilmington, Del.; three daughters, Kristina Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., Karen Grock of Reno, Nev., and Carol Jordan of Portland, Me.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren.