237. Capt. Weston Clevland Small was born on 19 July 1915 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 22 July 2005 at the age of 90 in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. WESTON CLEVELAND SMALL
PALM HARBOR, FLA.-Weston C. Small, 90, died July 22, 2005, in a local hospital in Palm Harbor, Fla. He was the son of Grover and Cecil (Powers) Small and was born on July 19, 1915, at home at North Deer Isle. He attended high school in Pelham, N.Y. and later at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. In the 1930s he signed on as a seaman on the Julius Fleischmann yacht, Camargo, where his uncle, Charles E. Small, was captain. He spent three years on this yacht, which cruised the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal, around Africa and the Baltic before returning to the United States. He later joined Texaco, earned his master's license and became captain of several Texaco tankers. During World War II he was on the Texaco tanker, Oklahoma, which was torpedoed off the coast of Georgia on April 9, 1942. He continued to sail on tankers along the East Coast and to South America and then on tankers in convoys with troop ships or oil tankers to Africa. Texaco then sent him to Madras, India as an expeditor for their tankers' quick turn around during the war years. In 1947 he became assistant port captain in New York. In the early 1950s, Texaco formed a new company called Texaco Panama, Inc. and Weston was promoted to Fleet Superintendent of this fleet. Weston and his wife, Doris, moved to Sicily in 1960, when he was promoted to assistant manager and then manager at Palermo. In 1963 he returned to the United States and was port captain in Port Arthur, Texas. His next move was to Bahrain where he was Marine Superintendent in the Persian Gulf for Texaco. Upon his return to Port Arthur he became assistant manager. He retired from Texaco in 1976, moved to Rotunda West, Fla. and in 1999 moved to St. Mark's Village, a retirement community, in Palm Harbor, Fla.
He is survived by one son, Grover W. Small; three grandchildren, Weston T. Small, Jonathan Small and Wendy Reith; and five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Jessica Reith, Amanda Small and twins, Brook and Casey Small, all of Connecticut; his sister, Virginia Bouchard, and a half-sister, Lucy Hopkins. In 2004 Doris, his wife of 65 years, and his sister, Halga Watson, in 1999, predeceased him. A memorial service was held at St. Mark's Village and a family memorial service will be held in Connecticut. Interment was at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, Fla.
He was a Yacht & Oil Tanker Captain. Weston was buried in Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, Florida, USA.
Capt. Weston Clevland Small and Doris E. Dunton were married on 22 July 1939 in New York City, New York County, New York, USA. Doris E. Dunton was born on 22 July 1915 in Pittsfield, Somerset County, Maine, USA. She died on 13 April 2004 at the age of 88 in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA.
Capt. Weston Clevland Small-12894 and Doris E. Dunton-12897 had the following children: