Marion – Al was born
August 24, 1939 in Hagendoorn Mills, New York, and passed
September 14, 2009 in Corvallis. At age 18 Al joined the Air
Force serving for 3 years, then the Marine Corp for 19 years.
While serving, he met the love of his life, Rose Ann (Flint) in
1968. The couple married on El Toro Base in 1973 while residing
in Santa Ana, CA. In 1980, he retired from his military duty,
which included 6 full tours in Vietnam. Then he moved to Marion
with his wife to raise his family. He started his second career
with Norpac Foods, working there for 20 years and retiring in
2000. He enjoyed woodworking and making salsa with his best
friend, David Walker.
Al is survived by his
wife: Rose Ann Small of Marion; Daughter: Heather (Rick) Smith
of Turner; Son: Lloyd Small of Marion; Grandchildren: Paige and
Cody Smith of Turner; Sisters: Sylvia (Jim) Allen of Oregon,
Jerri (Harvey) Nelson of Arkansas, June (Gordie) Floyd of New
York and Nora (John) Slezak of New York; and brother: Howard
(Shirley) Small of Florida.
will be Saturday – September 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Lone Oak
Cemetery in Stayton. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.