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Norman Polman, 84 years of age, who was professionally known as Norm Peters, originally of Hartford CT, passed away Wednesday, April 9, after a sudden stroke this past weekend. He was a long time resident of Newington Connecticut and more recently resided in the summer in West Hartford, CT and as a winter residence in Delray Beach, Fla. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Ida (Laschever) Polman. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, were he was stationed in Sapporo Japan and then graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Communications & Broadcasting. His professional journey began with his dream for broadcasting and achieved a successful long career working for approximately 12 years at WTIC AM-FM-TV / WFSB-TV Channel 3 in Hartford, CT and for 6 years at WWLP-TV Channel 22 in Springfield, MA. His responsibilities at times included the producing, writing and reporting of newscasts, in addition to being a television news anchorman . His extensive background spanned a period of more than thirty years. In addition to his broadcasting background, he was a consultant in the audio/visual field, having written, produced and narrated for recording studios and clients in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 1985 he was appointed Public Information Officer for the Adjutant General of the CT Army National Guard and then at the CT Motor Vehicle Department before retiring in 1994. He also donated his personal time to the development of the Newington Community Television Public Access Channel for Cable TV. Norman was a member of Temple Sinai of Newington, the Mended Hearts Organization, the West Hartford Regents and formerly of CRIS Radio. He was a passionate supporter of UCONN Basketball, both the Men's and Women's teams & the Boston Red Sox. He leaves his wife, Zelda (Goldfarb) Polman of 12 Years, and was predeceased by his first wife, Marlene (Koppel) Polman of 46 years. He is survived by his two children, Robert Polman and his wife Linda of Kensington, CT and Larry Polman and his wife Barb of Aurora, CO as well as his 3 grandchildren, Ian, Jared and Kayla Polman as well as his step children, Jay, Eliot, and Donna Gershman, his brother, Ronald Polman and his wife Janet of Sarasota, FL, and is predeceased by his sister Thelma (Polman) Glasband. He will be sorely missed by his family and those who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the Sanctuary of Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Rd., Newington, CT. Interment will follow in Temple Sinai Memorial Park, which is located behind the Temple. A memorial period will be observed on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mended Hearts Organization. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Norman, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 12, 2014
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