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Norman J., age 87. Beloved husband of Katie (nee Kern) Laker for 63 years. Loving father of Kathy (Larry) Laker-Schwab, Norman Thomas (Linda) Laker, Susan L. (Steve) Tolbert, Barb (Jack) Marcum, 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, died from lung cancer April 16th. Norman was a Corporal in the Army AirCorps during WWII, an Engineer at Cincinnati Bell for over 30 years and a 14 year- volunteer Fireman and LifeSquad for Colerain Township. Friends may call Friday, April 25 at St. John the Baptist, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thank you to the Senior Independence Hospice at Llanfair for their gentle care. Memorials may be made to Hospice c/o Ohio Presbyterian Retirement, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus Ohio 43239. Condolences may be expressed at: hodappfuneralhome.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Apr. 20, 2014