Deceased Information


    Maxine Small

    Mikal bat Schepzul v'Leah

  • AGE



    Saturday, February 04, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, February 08, 2023


    10:00 AM


    Meeting ID: 821 3499 4372

    Passcode: 792340



    Shiva will be observed at Etz Chaim on Thursday evening only.


    • GGC Foundation

      Select “other established fund” and write in "Kaufman Library."


    Maxine Hartnig Small of Loganville, GA passed away on February 4, 2023. Maxine was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 8, 1947 to Lottie and Sydney Hartnig of blessed memory. Maxine is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Thomas Small. Throughout their years their canine family gave them great joy. Maxine is survived by her sister Lynda Hartnig (Thomas Nicholson) of Tallahassee, FL and brother Richard Hartnig (Fern) of Johns Creek, GA and her brother-in-law, Steven Small (Janet), of Maryville, TN. She is also survived by loving nieces and a nephew and great nieces and a great nephew. Maxine was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, and friend. At 76, Maxine was working full-time at the GGC Kaufman Library. In the 19 years there, she had a significant caring impact on her colleagues and students who became long-time friends and family. A service for Maxine will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Dressler’s Funeral Services, 3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. The service will be available via Zoom. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the GGC foundation: and select “other established fund” and write in "Kaufman Library." Dressler's, 770-451-4999.

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  • Katie Azzolino

    Maxine was an amazing person and friend. She was funny, compassionate, and always thinking of her friends and family. I was blessed to work with her for many years, and over time I saw her make a positive impact on the lives of so many people - including myself. I am so grateful to have known her.

  • Sara Housworth

    Knowing Maxine and having her as a friend has been a blessing. She will always be in my heart.

  • Ashley Bell

    Maxine was so sweet. We worked together almost 20 years ago. We would always have the best talks everyday. I saw her again about a year ago, and we talked about going to lunch. I wish I had followed through, but I’m glad I got to see her. RIP Maxine, you will be dearly missed.

  • Nadjah Robinson

    Some of my fondest memories are from working at Kaufman Library with Maxine. Many dreary 7am mornings were decorated with laughter because of her. I will never forget her incredible whit and ability to make any situation a little bit brighter. Maxine was honest, but still full of compassion, kindness and empathy that a lot of us students needed. I will never forget the impact she made in my life and I miss her so much.

  • Roy Marquez

    Maxine, not a day goes by that you're not thought of. I am so thankful for our long friendship, especially these past months. You blessed so many with your presence. My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  • Elisia George

    I am so saddened to hear about Maxine. I had the pleasure of working in the library with Maxine at GGC. She was so kind, funny, and giving. I truly enjoyed talking and laughing with her and will miss her dearly. My condolences to her loved ones.

  • Ellen Rafshoon

    I am heartbroken to hear of Maxine’s death. When I started at GGC she and I bonded over our shared Jewish backgrounds. It was nice to have someone to exchange greetings at holidays and share how we celebrated. She loved her library career, colleagues and especially working with students. Maxine was helpful to me in securing research material and showed a genuine interest in my work. Her memory will be a blessing to all who knew her.

  • Nate Orgill

    Maxine was a wonderful person, whom I had the pleasure to work with fairly regularly as a result of research I did through the GGC library over the years. She helped me get access to lots of hard to find books and newspapers and was a real ally in helping me get my hands on the materials I needed. She was always very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in not only the work I was doing but also about what was going on with me in my personal life or in my career at GGC. It is really sad to see her go. I am sure she will be missed by her family and the many friends she made and had an impact on during her time at GGC.

  • Michael Gagnon

    I've worked with Maxine since GGC was Gwinnett University Center, when the library was in Building B. She always came through with any request for help, and did it in the most cheerful helpful way. All of us at GGC will all miss that.

  • Holly Heitman

    Maxine was devoted to her work and those she loved. She was generous, kind, funny, and genuinely fun. I am thankful for so many memories we shared. I am honored to have been her friend. My sincere condolences to her precious family.

  • Bethany Nash

    Maxine was an absolutely beautiful person inside and out. I have so many fond memories of our time working together at GGC. I will miss you, Maxine.

  • Beth Felosi

    Words cannot describe how much you will be missed Maxine. We worked together for a very, very long time and you were an amazing friend that entire time. You were always one of the best parts of working here at Kaufman Library.