Robert J. Smith, the president/owner of Henry W. Stapf Inc., located in East Baltimore, died on September 21 from cardiac arrest. He was 79 years old.

Smith, a Baltimore native, served in the Navy from 1958 until 1963, when he was discharged after being injured in an artillery accident. He went to work for Henry W. Stapf Inc., which was founded in 1938 and is a purveyor of beef, pork, poultry, lamb and veal. He remained with the company until his death, according to The Baltimore Sun.

He also served as president of the National Meat Association in 1980 and 1981.

Source: Baltimore Sun