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AGE: 77 • Surf City
Norman Shaer, 77, of Surf City, NJ died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, NJ. He was born in Boston, MA and lived in Locust, NJ for nearly 40 years. He enjoyed winters in South Beach, FL and summers in Long Beach Island with his wife, Flori. He became a permanent resident of Surf City and was an active board member for the town. Norm graduated from Tufts University where he was President of his fraternity and remained close to his brothers. Norman was a professionally accomplished brilliant man who effortlessly connected with everyone he met. His illustrious and creatively significant career in technology began at Bell Laboratories in the 1960s until he retired as Executive Director for Advance Technology at Lucent in 2005. Even in his retirement he never stopped working. He remained a consultant for Lucent and went on to become Vice President of Business Development for Benevue. Norm loved life including traveling, dining out, the Arts, searching for sea glass and of course his dog Blu.
He is survived by his wife, Florence of 38 years; his daughter, Nancy Bilow of Shrewsbury; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steven Gardella of Shrewsbury; his daughter, Susan and her husband Jim of Ypsilanti, MI; son, Bruce Bilow and his wife Kate of Oceanport; his sister and brother-in-law, Verna and Harold Trager of Needham, MA; his grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Annie, Alison, Barbara, Ryan, Matty and Ella.
Services are 1:00 pm Wednesday at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 2130 Hwy. 35, Ocean, NJ with burial to follow at Beth El Cemetery, Neptune, NJ. Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean Twp. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 22, 2014