Norman L. Sobel, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and a resident of Rancho Santa Fe for the last 25 years, passed away on February 22, 2014. He was 88 years old. |
After his graduation from high school, Norman entered the U.S. Navy at age 18 during World War II. He was very proud of his military service and maintained a keen interest in military history. In the late 1950s, Norman moved to Los Angeles, CA, and began his career as a stock broker for Dean Witter & Co., which today is Morgan Stanley. During this time, Norman met his wife, Karen. They were married for 43 years. Norman retired in 1985 and in 1989 he and Karen moved to Rancho Santa Fe.
Norman proceeded to enjoy his many hobbies in golf, tennis, race horse owner, bridge, music, travel, and seeing his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; brother, Louis (Margie) Sobel; sister-in-law, Diane Bailey; brother-in-law, David (Bonnie) McCuistion; grandson, Duncan Pelly; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Services were held February 28, 2014, at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA.
Published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review on Mar. 13, 2014