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Richard A.

Richard A. "Dick" Little, Jr.

Jan 13th, 2011


How Great is the love the
Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called
children of God!

For as high as the heavens
are above the earth,
So great is his love
for those who fear him.

Give thanks to the lord,
for he is good;
his love endures forever.

1John 3:1; Psalm 103:11; Psalm 106;1 

Richard A. "Dick" Little, Jr., 79,
died Thursday morning,
January 13, 2011, at York Hospital. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In Loving Memory~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


He was the husband of Shirley (Hawk) Little for 56 years.



Born August 30, 1931, in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late Richard A., Sr. and Mary (Smeak) Little. Dick was a 1949 Littlestown High School graduate; a 1953 graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. degree in Economics; earned a Masters degree in Education from Western Maryland College, formerly of Westminster, Md.; and was a 1972 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.





He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955
and was stationed in Korea for a year after the Conflict.


He taught Jr. High Social Studies in Carroll County, Md., for 15 years before going to Mortuary School at age 40 to serve his community as third generation owner/operator of Little's Funeral Home in Littlestown.

In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gregg R. and Deb Little of Hanover; a daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and John Study of Littlestown; three granddaughters, Rachel C. Little of VA Commonwealth U., Alex M. Little of East Carolina U., and Olivia A. Study of Littlestown.









Dick was a member of Redeemer's United Church of Christ, Littlestown; Tri-County Funeral Directors Association; National and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Associations; V.F.W., American Legion, and F.O.E., all of Littlestown; and B.P.O.E. and Patmos Lodge, both of Hanover. Dick loved raising Bantams and pigeons, rooting for the Detroit Tigers, and having his morning coffee at local restaurants.




Funeral service will be Monday, January 17, at 11 a.m. at Redeemer's U.C.C.
with his pastor, The Rev. Carol Ann Bass, officiating.
Viewing will be Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Christ U.C.C., 131 Christ Church Road, Littlestown.
Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown. Memorials may be sent to Redeemer's U.C.C.,
107 E. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340; or Friends of the Littlestown Library, P.O. Box 304, Littlestown.

Alex Little
Jan 9th, 2013 4:26 pm
Words cannot explain how much I miss my Papa. I am so blessed to have had him in my life for those short 18 years. He was the best grandfather a granddaughter could have asked for! I can't wait to see you up in Heaven, Papa. Until then.. keep giving us those comforting little reminders that you're watching over us.. I love you with all my heart!
Lee Ann Study
Apr 27th, 2012 2:29 pm
Can't tell you how much I miss my Dad! A WONDERFUL DAD! God really blessed Gregg & I with a GREAT ONE. We thank God for giving us such a loving and kind father. Just wish he could have been with us on earth longer. Thanks, Dad, for being the terrific Dad that you are!!
X's & O's, your daughter - see you "on the other side"

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