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Norman Eugene Legins

LEGINS, NORMAN EUGENE, passed away at 80 on February 5, 2014 after a long illness. He was the son of Jean and Ignatz Legins of Nanticoke, P.A. Norm had two siblings, Patrica Legins Fairbank of CT and Kenneth Legins of MA and a beloved daughter, Deidre Baird of Saskatchewan, Canada, two nieces, three nephews, two grandchildren and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. He has also left a his good friend of thirty years, Robert "Rocky" Rochfort of Miami who helped him immensely throughout his many months of illness. After graduation from Nanticoke High School he entered the U.S. Navy and served from 1952-1956 as a 2nd class Petty Officer on six aircraft carriers working in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean where he worked in a jet fighter squadron. He was a survivor of an explosion in 1954 aboard the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Bennington. Norm was a graduate of Penn State Univ. with an electrical engineering degree and was then hired by the Central Intelligence Agency serving his country for 25 years travelling the world on assignments. In the course of his CIA career, Norm was stationed in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and South America. After retirement Norm moved to Miami, Florida where he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies during the winter and then joining his family in Maine for the summer. He will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in the memory of Norman Legins to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) A memorial service will be held with military honors on Monday, February 17th at the Stanley Stegura Funeral Home, 614 Hanover St., Nanticoke, PA at 10:00 a.m.


Published in Miami Herald on Feb. 14, 2014
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