Auburn - Zack B. Small, 70, of Leeds, passed away on Sunday October 7, 2012, following a short illness, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, where he was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lewiston on April 12, 1942, a son of Walter and Methyl (Trask) Small. Following graduation from Leavitt Institute, Zack completed a four year correspondence course from Penn State University where he received his certificate of completion to become a journeyman sprinkler fitter. He worked for the Local Union 669 until his retirement in 1987. Zack remained an active participant with the union until his passing. On August 14, 1993, he married Patricia Paiton and they made their home in Leeds to. Zack was a contributing member in his community, serving 13 years on the Planning Board in Leeds. He was also a past member of the Oddfellows Lodge, Turner Ridge Snowmobile Club, NRA , a member and volunteer of the Sportsman Alliance of Maine, Ducks Unlimited and Nezinscott Valley Rod and Gun Club. Zack loved all sports and played on the Football, Basketball and Baseball teams at Leavitt Institute. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV and was a dedicated fan of all New England sports teams as well as the New York Giants. Zack was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed four wheeling, and loved the outdoors. Zack also belonged to the AuburnYMCA where he worked out fatihfully. Zack is survived by his wife Patricia (Paiton) Small of Leeds, Three children: Dan Small and his partner Anne Clark of Turner, Kimberly Taylor Mancini and her husband John of Portland, Valerie Taylor Plourde and her husband James of Wayne, Three Grandchildren: Ben Small and his wife Amanda of Winslow, Danielle Small of Turner and Joseph Mancini of Portland, along with one great-granddaughter: Alyson Small of Winslow, two brothers: Harold Small and his wife Linda of Turner and Larry Small and his wife Claire of Turner, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Zack was predeceased by his parents Walter and Methyl Small of Turner.You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Small family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.
Visitation will take place at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Sunday from 2 PM to 5 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 11 AM. Committal services will be private at a later date. Donations may be made in Zack's memory to: The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Me. 04240 or Turner Rescue, 11 Turner Center Rd, Turner Me. 04282, or, The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 10 High St.., Suite 301, Lewiston, Me. 04240. A service of The Fortin Group \ Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Me. 04210. 783-8545