Joseph M. Small

  • Born: December 3, 1951
  • Died: June 9, 2019
  • Location: Broomall, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother


Joseph M. "Joe", Age 67, of Broomall PA, on June 9th 2019.

Beloved husband of 46 years to Deborah A. Small (nee Heaton).

Loving father of Joseph Small (Kelly), Susan Schapiro (Ron), and Colleen Pickering (Kevin). Cherished grandfather of Carlie, Joey, Ty, Jonny, Sadie, Jack, and Jemma. Devoted brother of Bobby, Jimmy (Victoria), Kevin and Michael Small (Cyndee), and Donna Paolino (Joe). Predeceased by his brothers Jack (Mary) and Billy Small (Clare), and his parents Mary (nee Fahy) and John Small.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Friday, June 14th, ALL IN CHURCH, from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, at St. Pius X Church, 204 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA 19008. Funeral Mass 12:00 PM. Inurnment Private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Marple Township Little League, PO Box 804, Broomall PA 19008, or The Broomall Newtown Baseball League, PO Box 907, Broomall PA would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I didn't know your dad or even meet him. But he must have been wonderful to raise a sweet girl like you, Colleen. I pray that God will bring you peace as you grieve for your Dad and treasure the memories he left for you! Please give your mother my deepest sympathy. Kevin will take good care of you and help you get through this! I am sure he is grieving too! I love you all! All you can do it get through one day at a time!
Don't worry about tomorrow!
From Mommom Nancy

Posted by Nancy Morgan - California, MD - Grandparent   June 14, 2019

May the God of all comfort give you needed strength to help you to cope.

Posted by P - NC   June 13, 2019

Debbie, Pat and I want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. It has been a few years since we have seen you and Joe but we remember how kind he always was anytime we happened to run into each other. He was always quick with a smile, a kind word and genuine concern for our well being. This world is a little dimmer with his passing but we are sure he is a bright light in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the upcoming months as you adjust to life without Joe. We are sure though that as in life he will continue to watch over all of you and protect you from heaven. Love Pat and Jean Murphy

Posted by Pat and Jean Murphy - Springfield, PA - Family   June 13, 2019

A great friend who was always willing to help anyone. Joe and Ob are already playing a round of golf with Joe telling Michael "how to" golf. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Mary Beth

Posted by Mary Beth O'Brien - Barnegat, NJ - Friend   June 12, 2019


So very sorry about Joey & our deepest sympathy & prayers to all of you. Remembering him from my growing up days back East, am very sad about this sudden loss. Love, Virginia (Elliott) Novak in Calif.

Posted by Virginia Elliott Novak Novak - Lake Forest, CA - Family   June 12, 2019

My deapist condolences to the Small family. Praying for a of you.

Posted by Barbara Cray-Vetri - Sarasota, FL - Family Friend   June 12, 2019

I worked with Joe at Marple-Newtown Swim Club and will remember how much he cared about the staff and the pool. He made summer fun. I'm sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cathy Kolongowski - Newtown Square, PA   June 12, 2019


Our hearts are so sadden to hear of Joe's passing. He was a wonderful man whom love life, his family, friends, and always showed great leadership in our condo association (Long Beach NW). Joe was a get it done kind of guy not only to our condo association, but to anyone in need! He will be truly missed! Our prayers for God's love, peace, comfort, & grace to be bestowed on the Small Family in this time of bereavement.

Matt 5:4 "Blessed our those whom morn for they shall be comforted" Our comfort comes by knowing that in Christ Jesus, to be absent from the body is to be present with our Lord and one glorious day, we will be reunited with our loved one's whom when home before us. Amen!

Peace & love to the family. Amen!

Posted by Rob & Hilda Braxton - Lansdale, PA - Friend   June 12, 2019

So shocked to hear about Joe's passing. We've lost a really good guy. He'll always be in my kids heart as being one of the best swim coaches they ever had. He taught them some of the best aspects of being a team player. May you find comfort in knowing that your husband and dad touched so many. He was a one in a million. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Tom, Kathy, Julie & Dan Callos

Posted by Callos Family - Broomall, PA - Friend   June 12, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. My mom Janet Bucolo shares her condolences to you and your family. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Chantal Bucolo - Swarthmore, PA - Family   June 11, 2019

To the Small family I was so shocked to see about Joe's passing. Joe was a great guy who always had a smile on his face. My heart goes out to each of you at this sad time. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers and sending hugs to all.

Posted by Barbara Lee - Clifton Hgts, PA - Family Friend   June 11, 2019

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