He was 94 years old and was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Spat, and partner, Joanne Leahy.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5:15 p.m., in the Chapel at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Fred Spaeth and Eliana Tsukroff, 265 Fern Street, West Hartford, following the memorial service and until 9:00 p.m. Shiva will also be observed on Monday, Nov. 6, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., with minyan at 7:15 p.m., also at the Spaeth residence.
Memorial donations may be made to Rabbi Small's Discretionary Fund, The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, www.michaeljfox.org