Joseph D. Small (1914-2008)

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WILTON – Joseph D. Small, 94, of Wilton, died peacefully in the comfort of his own home Sunday, Sept 28, 2008.

He was born April 20, 1914, in Westbrook, the son of Joseph D. and Tressa (Warren) Small. He received his education in Westbrook schools and was a graduate of Brown University. On May 18, 1940, he married Dalen S. Stoker. She predeceased him on Oct. 21, 1995.

Mr. Small was a veteran, having served with the 2nd Marine Division in the South Pacific during WWII. He participated in assault landings in the South Pacific and retired from the Marine Corps as First Lieutenant. For many years he was employed at Eagle Picher Industries and retired as sales manager of the packaging division and subsequently moved from Lathrup Village, Michigan to Wilton, Maine.

He was a member of the Wilton Congregational Church UCC; the Wilton Masonic Lodge #156; and the Wilton Lions Club. He valued education and his personal interests included golf, gardening and watching the changing seasons in the back yard of his apple orchard.

Survivors include his children: Joseph D. Small, III and his wife, Valerie of Louisville, KY; Linda E. Small and her husband, Mike Huber of Harmony, PA; S. Gregory Small of Davisburg, MI and Lisa D. Small of Wilton; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Harriet Travis.

Private family visitation. Public funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2008 at 1 PM from the Wilton Congregational Church UCC, Main St., Wilton, with Rev. Martha Charles officiating. Following services a reception will be held in the church vestry. All are welcome. In lieu
of flowers those who desire may give gifts in his memory to the Wilton Lions Club Scholarship
Fund PO Box 319 Wilton, Maine 04294. Private family burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to his family at Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton.

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