Donald R. Small

June 7, 1933June 27, 2011

Donald R. Small


Donald R. Small passed away peacefully at home on June 27, 2011. He was born on June 7, 1933 to Robert and Ethel Small in Pitsburgh, Ohio.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and he was honorably discharged in 1956. He married Annette A. Florand of Manchester, NH on April 24, 1954 and together raised 5 children. They moved to Cocoa, Fl in 1958.

Donald worked as a civilian contractor with Pan Am World Services and Johnson Controls for 38 years at the Air Force Eastern Test Range in Cape Canaveral until he retired in 1996.

He is survived by brother, Jack Small; sisters, Phyllis Barnhart and Shirley Zavala, all of Troy Ohio; and his five children, Cheryl, Jeff (Terri Scott), Rebecca (Solomon Elmore) all of Florida, David (LuAnn Beauchemin) of Connecticut, Teresa (Kevin Searock) of Wisconsin; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and three brothers, Robert of Ohio and Marvin and John William of Fl.

He was a dedicated member of St. Mary's Catholic community in Rockledge for over 50 years and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Brevard SPCA or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home in Cocoa. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge. Interment will follow at Brevard Memorial Park.



  • Visitation Thursday, June 30, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 1, 2011

Donald R. Small

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Rolf and Eileen Ahlgreen

July 1, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


June 30, 2011

Jeff, I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your father. I'm praying that God will give you comfort during your bereavement. Thinking of you, Dottie Boone

Kristen Page

June 29, 2011

Denise, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers are with you for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Cassi Bedward

June 29, 2011

In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious!

We love you Grandpa and will always miss you! I know you are up there with grandma looking down and watching over us with all our other angels... I'm glad you were able to be apart of Malik's life and he got to know his Great Grandpa... Love Always & Forever, Cassi & Malik Bedward

Cindy Blossom

June 29, 2011

You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.