Norman L. Kirkpatrick Sr. of Taft Street, Hanover Township, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Plains Township.
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Born April 26, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Harry and Laura Eicke Kirkpatrick. He attended Meyers High School.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, serving as a medic.
Norman was employed by Nelson Manufacturing, Kingston.
He was a member of the Parish of St. Robert Bellarmine (St. Aloysius Church), where he served as usher and was active in the Holy Name Society, 300 Club, and yearly bazaar.
He was active as judge of elections in District 1, Ward 7, Lee Park, Hanover Township. He served many years as a Lee Park volunteer fireman and was instrumental in the formation of the Lee Park Little League. He was also an avid bowler for many years.
He and his wife, the former Mary Uzdilla, celebrated 58 years of marriage on Sept. 17, 2013.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Norman Jr. and his wife, Suzette Kirkpatrick, Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Mary Jean and her husband, Gino Warnick, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Cory and Reid Kirkpatrick, Gino and Justina Warnick; sisters, Isabelle and her husband, Fred Martin, Hanover Township; and Laura Sokolovich, Chester; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard and Joseph, and sister, Mrytle.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius Church.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 8, 2013