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James A. Small

April 24, 1944 - July 31, 2022
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606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Saturday 8/6, 12:00 pm

  James A. Small, age 78, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022. James is survived by his wife, Cynthia Small (nee Kossak); children: James (Alice) Small, James (Colleen) Calabrese, Kimberly (Joseph) Kislowski; grandchildren: Kelly (Joe) and Joey Kislowski; brothers: Bernard (Linda) Small, Edward Small; and sister, Arlene (Howard) Swann. JamesContinue Reading

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Stacy Waskiewicz left a message on August 5, 2022:
I will always remember meeting my dad’s friend Jim in the 80’s. I was immediately comfortable meeting him as he was such a friendly and gregarious person. I would often ask my dad how he was doing. I am very sad to hear about his passing and I am thinking of his family and friends.
Stacy Waskiewicz left a message on August 5, 2022:
I will always remember meeting my dad’s friend Jim in the 80’s. I was immediately comfortable meeting him as he was such a friendly and gregarious person. I would often ask my dad how he was doing. I am very sad to hear about his passing and I am thinking of his family and friends.
Daniel Waskiewicz left a message on August 5, 2022:
I am so sorry for your loss, and will be keeping all of your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. Very grateful for what Jim meant to my dad as a best friend and what he meant to me as my godfather. Jim always was sure to keep in touch with me over birthdays and other big life events. Thankful I have great memories of time spent with him and my Dad as a younger kid.
Daniel Waskiewicz left a message on August 5, 2022:
I am so sorry for your loss, and will be keeping all of your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. Very grateful for what Jim meant to my dad as a best friend and what he meant to me as my godfather. Jim always was sure to keep in touch with me over birthdays and other big life events. Thankful I have great memories of time spent with him and my Dad as a younger kid.
Mary Caraher-Waskiewicz left a message on August 4, 2022:
Cynthia and family I am so sorry about your loss. Jim was such a great friend to Tom and Godfather to Daniel. He will be greatly missed. May good memories help get you through this difficult time.
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john p gesiakowski left a message on August 4, 2022:
Deepest sympathies to Cynthia, Jimmy, Jim, Kim and extended family. I found my way into Jim's life via the quest for monster walleye. I was blessed to have shared several Canadian trips with Jim, a couple Lake Erie trips, and time spent at the cabin at Kootnz Lake. His kindness and generosity was second to none.
Bernice Scheive & family left a message on August 3, 2022:
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts.
Michael & Judy Lamendola left a message on August 3, 2022:
We’re so sorry to hear about Jim. We’ve known Jim for over 30 years. We worked together at CPC International, Corn Products, Best Foods & Smart Balance. He was my mentor, cohort in shenanigans and a dear friend. Our deepest sympathies to Cynthia and family.
Kim Kislowski left a message on August 2, 2022:
Dearest Dad, We danced to “Wind Beneath My Wings” on my wedding day. You were my hero then and always will be. Thank you for raising me as your own, for always believing in me and being the best Papa to my children. Thank you for all the shopping trips, even on Super Bowl Sunday in 1986 when we were 2 of the 20 people total at the mall. Thank you for all the vacations, weekends at the cabin and a great childhood. Now it’s your time to be raised up on eagle’s wings. Thank you, thank you Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings. Your loving daughter, Kim
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Kathleen Mazur left a message on August 2, 2022:
I'm so sorry to hear about Jim. How my mother (Dorothy Mosbarger) would talk about Jim as being one of her truckers while she worked at Corn Products!! She had such kind things to say about him as I was a kid growing up!! May Jim R.I.P. and prayers for all of you!!
Olga Chavez left a message on August 2, 2022:
My condolences to the family. I met Jimmy through Alliance while working with Robert Markatos. He was a joy and was always so helpful. May he Rest In Peace.
Arlene M Swann left a message on August 2, 2022:
Beloved Brother. I will miss your smile, Your joking ways, I will miss the things you used to say. And when I recall old times and memories, It is then I will miss you most of all. You Loving Sister, Arlene.
Lou Trentacoste left a message on August 2, 2022:
Cynthia and Family, My deepest condolences on Jimmy's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed. Jimmy was my Alliance salesmen when I worked at CPC/Best Foods and we work together for many years after I came to Alliance. My prayers are with you. May he Rest in Peace Lou
Robert Markatos left a message on August 2, 2022:
Our best to the family. What great times and hard worker worked with Jim from the start up of Alliance when I worked at Englewood Cliffs NJ at CPC international same year that Alliance became Inc moved to Chicago first dinner out was with Jimmy. And the good people at Alliance. He will be missed
Steven Golich left a message on August 2, 2022:
Jimmy aka "the Falcon" thanks for your great career at Alliance and for the years of friendship. You were the best mentor a guy in this business could ever have. Rest in peace my great friend, love "the Snowman"
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
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