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Arthur Thompson Small

Obituary for Arthur Thompson Small

July 26, 1928 - February 13, 2017
Levittown, Pennsylvania | Age 88


Arthur Thompson Small, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, died on Monday, February 13, 2017. He was 88. Arthur was born on July 26, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Upper Darby High School and graduated in 1947. Arthur worked as a Dental Technician his entire career and dedicated himself to his work. He also served in this capacity in the United States Naval Reserve for nearly 8 years. He married Elizabeth Hipwell in 1952, and they raised two children, Sheryl Small Lynch and Russell John Small. Arthur was predeceased by Elizabeth in 1977. In 1988 he married Marta Small, and they pursued their passions together, traveling around the United States and to many different countries, giving their time and talents to their church, Christ United Methodist Church, and keeping busy with gardening, collecting and crafting. A unique soul, Arthur had a great passion and deep pride for every aspect of his life, his church, his family, his home, his pets and his many hobbies and interests. Arthur is also survived by his Stepchildren, Sharon (Patterson) Norlander (Mark), Karl Patterson and Dorothy (Patterson) Hoversen(Eric), his 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They will miss him dearly.

Family and friends are invited to Art's Life Celebration, from 9-10am, Friday, Feb. 17th at Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Rd., Fairless Hills, PA. A Masonic Service will precede his Memorial Service at 10am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the above named church would be appreciated.

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  • Christ United Methodist Church
    501 Wistar Rd.
    Fairless Hills, PA

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