It is with deep sadness that we have to report that Bob Smith, first and best host of Sound Bytes, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long illness. He was a friend; a gentle, kind, and courteous man; soft-spoken, well-mannered, and always cheerful; and very likely the smartest person I will ever meet. He will be sorely missed. Fare well, Bob, wherever you fare.
WXXI did a tribute to Bob after his retirement in 2013. You can listen to it here.
Visitation hours are scheduled for Tuesday March 21 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm, at New Comer Funeral Home, 6 Empire Boulevard. The Funeral Mass will be said on Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00am at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1600 Mt Hope Avenue. Interment follows at Ascension Garden Cemetery, 1900 Pinnacle Road in Henrietta. At the request of family and caregivers, memorial gifts may be made to WXXI.