March 18, 1946 – December 2, 2022 Robert Arthur Small was born on March 18, 1946, to Robert Edwin Small and Mary Grace Peters at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. He died suddenly on Friday, December 2, 2022, from a stroke and heart failure at the age of 76. Robert was a very loving father and was deeply involved in the lives of his grandchildren, attending sporting events, birthday parties, holidays, graduations, and just coming around to visit and talk. He was fortunate to proudly watch all of them enter military service. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Robert, his older brother Roland, and his sister, Denise. He is survived by his brother Martin, sister Jeanine, cousin Linda, ex-wife Phyllis, daughters Jennifer Rebecca Mansoor (Erik), Karen Shutes (Bill), and Michele Herchberger (Kris), and grandsons Daniel, Andrew, and Matthew Mansoor, and soon to be granddaughter-in-law, Taylor Luna. He is most beloved and will be missed every day by all, but most especially by his daughter, Jennifer. Until we meet again, Dad, when God will wipe away every tear: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18.