James Small 89, Warwick School District employee, soccer coach

By on February 6, 2013

James Small, 89, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour Jan. 28, 2013 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was the husband of Jenny Small, Lancaster, and the late Rose D. Small, who passed away in 1991. He was the son of the late James and Margaret Richmond Small of Stonehouse, Scotland.

He will be lovingly missed by his son: A. Graham Small, Elizabethtown; daughter-in-law: Mary Bortner (Small), Lititz; grandchildren: Steven A. Small, Lititz; Susan Small Richie, wife of Christopher, West Chester; step-children: Daniel Brian Doster, Lancaster; Vicky Foy, Lancaster; and Sandra Fogg, Holtwood.

He will also be missed by his family in Scotland — sister-in-law: Elizabeth Hislop; niece: Sandra Smith; great-niece: Cheryl Smith and great-nephew: Robin Smith.

He was preceded in death by sisters: Margaret, May, Mina, Annie, Susan; and brothers: John and George, all of Scotland.

Jim was a long-time employee of Caterpillar in Scotland, Warwick School District and R.W. Sauder in Lititz. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge Union 244 Stonehouse, Scotland.

In his younger days, Jim was an avid soccer player, runner and a champion on the bowling greens in Scotland.

In the 1980s and ’90s he enjoyed coaching several of the Lititz Youth Soccer Club teams. His fondest memories were of watching his grandchildren, Steven and Susan, as they grew up playing soccer, the sport he loved so much.

The family received friends and visitors at the Richard H. Heisey Funeral Home Feb. 1 followed by a service. Final resting place is at the Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, c/o Mount Joy campus, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send online condolences, visit richardheiseyfuneralhome.com.

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