Robert J. Small
10/30/1934 - 03/19/2019
Robert J. Small, 84, of Arlington, VA and formerly of McSherrystown passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home. Born October 30, 1934 in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Lucille B. (Crowther) Small. Bob was retired from United Musical Instruments in Elkhart, IN. He was a graduate of Delone Catholic High School, a member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus all of McSherrystown. Bob proudly served in the US Army. He was a Notre Dame fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are three children, Chuck Small and husband Tom Attaway of Raleigh, NC, Thomas Small and wife Lynn of Springfield, VA and Lisa Small of Sarasota, FL; two granddaughters, Jordan and Sydney Small; two sisters, Joan M. Staub and T. Elaine Smith both of Hanover. He was preceded in death by two siblings, William L. Small and Elizabeth L. Kuhn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8:00 p.m. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Annunciation BVM Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 26 N. Third Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344.
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Posted at:03/26/2019 12:12 pm
Dear Tom and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Posted at:03/26/2019 1:01 pm
Cristina and Rene Contreras
Small Family -
Your father/grandfather was such a nice man and I enjoyed your conversations during his visits to the office. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We pray for your continued strength and peace.
Posted at:03/25/2019 10:10 am
Jerry and Shannon Amato
To the Small family: Our heart and prayers are with you always and especially during these times. We're very saddened to hear of your loss and thinking of you and family during this time.
Posted at:03/25/2019 11:11 am
I am honored and blessed to have known your father. I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the pain. I will never forget his laugh, and his jokes.
Posted at:03/25/2019 7:07 pm
The Green Family
Dearest Small family,
We want to extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of your wonderful father. Our prayers are with all of you that our Lord may grant you peace between the periods of grief. May you be comforted that the Lord has ushered your father into His kingdom this day where a feast is prepared for him. May his memory be forever eternal.
Love and prayers, Joanna, Rich, Madelyn, and Ava
Posted at:03/25/2019 8:08 pm
Dee and Bob Bortner
Uncle Bob will be greatly missed. He was a gentle, caring and generous man who was always a joy to talk to. Dee was grateful that Uncle Bob, upon his retirement, moved in with her mother Elaine. This brother and sister companionship was great for both of them, especially after the passing of Alfred.
May Uncle Bob rest in peace.
Posted at:03/23/2019 5:05 pm
Hello Small's Family!
So sorry for your lost - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace and may you feel God's embrace, may your hearts be comforted and may your minds be filled with great memories to cherish...in Jesus Name...Amen!