James Frederick Small

November 6, 1971 - January 7, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and nephew, James F. Small has died at the age of 46. He died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his home in Dublin, California.
He and his twin sister Debora, were born on November 6, 1971 in Van Nuys, California to Peter and Cynthia (Rogers) Small. He grew up in the Los Angeles area. James had a talent for playing instruments. He played trombone and several other instruments in school and was the drum major of his high school marching band. He was also able to perform in the Rose Parade with a Los Angeles area marching band for several years. His love of music continued throughout his life. He was a 1989 graduate of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. After high school, he moved to New Hampshire to live closer to his father and to start his career. He was an accomplished Senior Systems Engineer who specialized in large area storage networks. He moved back to California in 2001 after the birth of his only nephew, James, who was named after him. James was a PC enthusiast who also loved fishing, watching NASCAR races, playing video games, learning new music on his guitars and spending time with and hearing about the lives of his nephew and niece.
He is survived by his father, Peter J Small; twin sister, Debora (Brad) Harmer; nephew, James; niece, Lauren and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. James was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia; grandparents, Marjorie and Kenny Baird and Frederick and Marie Small.
No services will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to your favorite charity in his name. “Fly, Fly, Fly high against the sky, So high I almost touch the sky. Thank you, thank you. Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.”- song lyrics to Wind Beneath My Wings, by Bette Midler.

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