Norman Gudelman, of Toledo, at the age of 82, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Flower Hospital. Norman was born on June 15, 1931, in Lipcany, Romania. At the age of 10, he was forced out of his home by Soviet soldiers at the beginning of World War II. He and his sister traveled from concentration camp to concentration camp before he was liberated to Israel at the age of 15. In Israel, he joined the Israeli Army, where he proudly served his country. He move to Canada and finally Toledo, where he joined his Uncle Morris' business, State Iron and Metal. Norman took over the business, now named State Paper and Metal, and successfully lead and grew the company for over 40 years.
Norman was an active member of the Congregation B'Nai Israel and the Jewish community as a whole. He had great pride and joy for his grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved exercising at the JCC, talking with friends and discussing politics.
Norman is survived by his loving wife, Fanny; children, Barry (Debbi) Gudelman, and Dr. Rina (Nate Segall) Gudelman-Segall; sister, Tova Weiszner, and grandchildren, Ian and Morgan Segall and Isaac and Alexa Gudelman.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 North Reynolds Rd. (419-535-5840), followed by interment at Beth Shalom Cemetery, Oregon, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Congregation B'Nai Israel or the
Wisniewski Funeral Home
2426 N Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43615
Published in Toledo Blade from June 28 to June 29, 2013