Robert A. Small, 63

SHA employee

June 28, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Robert Alton Small, a retired State Highway Administration worker and avid golfer, died Wednesday of cancer at his Snow Hill home. The former Hamilton resident was 63.

Mr. Small was born in Baltimore and raised in Gardenville. After graduating from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1963, he served in the Army.

He had worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard and had been a member of Ironworkers Local 16.

For the last p8 years until retiring in 2008, he had been employed in access and permits for the State Highway Administration.

A resident of Snow Hill since 2001, Mr. Small was an avid golfer.

"He especially enjoyed playing golf with his sons on Father's Day," said his wife of 33 years, the former Darlene Perseghin.

Mr. Small was a member of Omicron Eagles, a Baltimore athletic club.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Also surviving are three sons, Robert Adam Small of Abingdon, Paul L. Wassin of Aberdeen and James Wassin Jr. of Forest Hill; a daughter, Laura Mazza of Parkville; a sister, Peggy Perc of White Marsh; and 10 grandchildren.

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