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Jacob "Jake" Small

AGE: 85 • Vineland

Jacob "Jake" Small, 85, died Monday, January 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Norma to Ida and Julius Small. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Muriel; children, Julie, Debra, Lourie, their spouses; 5 grandchildren; sister, Rosie, 4 nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by a brother, Benny.

Jake had lifelong ties with his hometown of Norma. He was proud to have been the 8th Grade valedictorian. After graduating from Vineland High School, he served in the armed forces as a firefighter in Kodiak, Alaska. He then attended Temple University, graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, married the love of his life, Muriel Kaiser, and settled in Vineland. He was a pharmacist for the next ten years at Giacalone's Pharmacy, followed by close to 30 years as Director of Pharmacy at the Vineland Developmental Center. Upon his retirement, he spent time driving those in need to medical appointments and visiting area nursing homes. He served on the board of Alliance Cemetery. He was a member of Jewish War Veterans, Hebrew Benevolent Society, The Men's Club of Beth Israel and an associate member of Hadassah. He enjoyed biking, walking, loved cats and horses, and mostly just spending time with family. He will be remembered as a kind person with a good heart, and will be greatly missed by his family.

A Funeral Service, conducted by Rabbi Winters will be held 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14 at Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to services. Burial will be in Alliance Cemetery, Norma, NJ. Donations in memory of Jacob may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 11415 E. Route 70, Suite 502, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; Beth Israel Congregation, 1015 East Park Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360; Jewish Federation, 1015 East Park Avenue, Suite B, Vineland, NJ 08360; Hebrew Benevolent Society, 1849 Monarch Lane, Vineland, NJ 08360; or Granddaughter Kelly's, Organization For Abundant Strays in Cuenca, Ecuador (Checks payable to: Julie Fox, 110 Plattsburg Ave., Burlington, VT. 05408). Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. To send online condolences please visit our website at WWW.RONEFUNERALSERVICE.COM



Published in The Daily Journal on Jan. 14, 2014
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