Herbert M SmallMay 18, 1937 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 80)
Herbert McDonald Small, 80, of Pasadena MD, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on October 4, 2017.
Herb is survived by his wife Maria (Bacha) of 55 years, daughters Sylvia Hart, Cathy Thomas, Kelly Small, sons Javier Ponce, Donald Small, his brother Gary Small and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Herb loved fishing and traveling having visited most of the United States and having lived overseas in several different countries. He was adventurous and loved the outdoors. He was unique in personality, demeanor, mannerisms and beliefs.
Herb served honorably in the US Army and worked for Bendix Field Engineering Corporation for 35 years spending the last 22 years at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. Herb retired in 1995.
A special thank you to the medical staff at the University of Maryland Medical Center, especially its LVAD team, and to the many neighbors and friends for their loving care and support.
Visitation will be from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road PASADENA on Sunday, October 8 followed by a Celebration of Life. Herb’s ashes will be laid to rest at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, Maryland.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the UMBF (University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation) in support of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Advanced Heart Failure Fund. Please make checks payable to UMBF, Inc. in memory of Herbert Small. Send your gift to: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Development Office, Attn: Patricia Bates, 31 South Greene Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please contact Pamela Lambert with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-706-0419. Additionally, gift may be made online at www.medschool.umaryland.edu/vadgift.