Bahnhof Sport partner dies in Michigan at 57 |

Bahnhof Sport partner dies in Michigan at 57

PETOSKEY, Mich. – Gregory B. Smith, a Breckenridge business owner, died unexpectedly Feb. 15 at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Smith, who turned 57 on New Year’s Day, was co-owner of Bahnhof Sport in Breckenridge, Petoskey, Mich., and Park City, Utah. He was born in Fort Collins and graduated from the University of Colorado before serving as a U.S. Navy officer in Vietnam.

Smith and his family moved to Breckenridge in 1962 and expanded the retail business in the 1970s. Smith built his success on the Bahnhof business, still owned and operated by wife Lindy Smith, and Peak Performance, owned and operated by his daughter, Sarah Bishop.

He also is survived by his son Ryan Smith of Park City, Utah; parents, Owen and Mary Smith; brother Kent Smith; sister Sally Ward; and grandchildren Parker and Garrett Bishop.

Smith is remembered as an avid outdoorsman, skier and family man. A memorial gathering in his honor is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on March 4 at Carter Park in Breckenridge.

Donations in Smith’s honor are being made to Charlevoix’s (Mich.) Mount McSauba recreation park. Funds will be used to promote children’s skiing. For more information, contact Sarah Bishop at (970) 389-0056.

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