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Robert Smithwick, Foothill's 'founding father' dies

Original post made on Mar 25, 2013

Robert Smithwick, a founder of Foothill College who served as a trustee for nearly 35 years, died Friday at his home in Los Altos Hills. He was 92.

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Comments

Posted by Dean, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm


Again in the interest of full disclosure, I'm a fomer Mid-town resident

While I attended DeAnza, not Foothill, one summer before transfering to SJS, many of my high school and fellow Spartan 'mates did spend time on the 'Hill.

Still a great financial and educational stepping stone.

I'll never forget practising under the lights one nite in November 1966 at the Foothill field as a member of the Cubberley football team. As a perennial benchwarmer, it was one of the highlights of an otherwise dismal season under Coach Doster.


Posted by A good life well lived, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Mr Smithwick lived a vey rich and productive life. He was productive even in retirement. That was a life well-lived.