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Goggle pioneer Bob Smith dies at 78

Updated: April 28, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

KETCHUM, Idaho -- Robert Earl "Bob" Smith, an orthodontist whose passion for skiing deep powder snow helped turn him into a goggle and sunglasses pioneer, has died of complications related to heart surgery.

Smith's family confirmed his April 18 death in California. He was 78.

Born in San Carlos, Calif., Smith went on to graduate from Stanford University and the San Francisco College of Dentistry.

Smith served as a dentist in the U.S. Army in Germany in the late 1950s. While ...

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