Muriel Small

Obituary of Muriel Small

Muriel (Kaiser) Small passed away on September 5, 2017 in Rockville, MD. She was born in 1933 to the late Claire and Max Kaiser and lived in the Bronx until age 11, when the family relocated to Garden Road where they had a poultry farm. Muriel met the love of her life, Jacob Small, at Norma Beach when she was fifteen. After graduating from Vineland High School, she went on to receive her degree from Drexel University. She married Jacob after graduating, and the couple set up housekeeping in Vineland where they lived for the next 60 years. She taught at Memorial School and then became a stay at home mom until the kids got older at which point, she returned to teaching. Her favorite school was Memorial, but she also taught in Newfield and at Landis for a few years. She especially enjoyed running into her many old students.

Muriel was actively involved in the Vineland Chapter of Hadassah where she was a past president, Beth Israel Congregation and Sisterhood, and the Hebrew Women's Benevolent Society. She loved sewing, knitting, crafts, and cats. When Jake died in 2014, she moved to assistant living near her daughter, Debra, in Rockville, MD, but constantly missed her life in Vineland. Muriel will be remembered as a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a kind and positive person even in the throes of adversity. She was the eternal optimist. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Family was of the utmost importance to Muriel. She leaves behind three children, Julie, Debra, Lourie, and their spouses; four beloved grandchildren, Kelly, Henry, Jesse, and Maddie. She also leaves her beloved sister-in-law, Rose Bukiet, and her wonderful aides, Angela, Essie, and Millie. Along with her husband and parents, Muriel was predeceased by her sister, Alice.

A graveside service and burial will be held Friday at 12pm from Alliance Cemetery, 970 Gershell Ave, Norma, conducted by Rabbi Alfredo Winter.

ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360

Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to:

Beth Israel Congregation, 1510 East Park Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360

Bat Ami Vineland Chapter Of Hadassah, 1868 Kings Road, Vineland, NJ 08361

The Uganda Odwar Fund, Global Giving, 1110 Vermont Ave, Suite 550, NW Washington, DC 20005 (This fund supports a village of girls, and provides an education for them in Uganda.)

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