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Town of Wappinger - Walter Small (born Vladimir Fyodorovich Shmailo) passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, April 20th. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Small was born in Poltava, Ukraine on December 21st, 1925. He came to America in 1950, and served in the US Army from 1951-1953.
Mr. Small married Lydia Nikolsky in February of 1956, and they had two children. After living in Queens, NYC, he and his family moved to Wappingers Falls in 1969. He was a retired Machinist's Foreman, and an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction.
Walter Small is survived by his wife Lydia, his son Victor, his daughter Valentina, his grandchildren Alexandra and Andrei, and his sister Elena.
He was the best of husband's and father's, is beloved by all, and will be heartily, heartily missed. Arrangements are under the direction of the William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00AM at Novo-Diveevo, 100 Smith Road in Nanuet, NY. Father Mark Burachek will officiate. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our web site at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 22, 2012
William G Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc
371 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603