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Mr. John Little

As originally published on Thursday, January 8, 2004.

Mr. John "Jack" B. Little, 67, of Motter Station Road, Emmitsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington.

He was the husband of the late Shirley M. Wilhide Little, his wife of nearly 40 years.

Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Thurmont, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marjorie Lingg Little.

Mr. Little was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, a member of the Carpenter's Union, a past member of American Legion Post 168, a past member of AMVETS Post 7 and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6658.

He was also a past member of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony's.

He served his country in the U.S. Army where he was a cook.

After leaving the service he was employed at Mount St. Mary's as a cook. Later he worked in the Washington area as a carpenter. In recent years he was a butcher with Shriver Meats in Emmitsburg.

Jack loved having fund-raisers for St. Anthony's Church, St. Joseph's High School, Mother Seton School and St. Joseph's Church, where he showed his talent making his special sausage.

He is survived by six children, Tim Little and wife Jean of Thurmont, Mary Lou Little of the home, Pam Bolin and husband Ed of Fairfield, Pa., Tony Little and wife Jane of New Market, Scott Little and wife Sharon of Thurmont, and Ed Little of the home; grandchildren, Tiffany and Travis Little of Thurmont, Brandy, Kimberly and Josh Bolin of Fairfield, A. J., Tina and Lindsey Little of New Market, and Sarah, Emily and Scotty Little of Thurmont; four brothers, Carroll Little, Leo Little and Philip Little of Thurmont, and Thomas Little of Emmitsburg; two sisters, Patricia Carson of Fairfield, and Betty Boose of York, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Francis, Kenneth, Donald and Joseph; and two sisters, Mary Little, who died at birth, and Catherine Wood.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 10 at noon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg. The Rev. Stephen Trzecieski, C.M., will be the celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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