LEESBURG, Va. -- Norman F. Tiemann II, 65, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He was born in Franklin, N.J., and grew up in the Cozy Lake neighborhood of Milton. He was active in the Methodist church, was always a high honor roll student, and was a varsity letterman on the track and field team at Franklin High School, which he graduated from in 1965. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and then proceeded to enlist in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a third class sonar tech on board a sub recovery tugboat. After military service he went back to night school to acquire a bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting. During that time he worked for Ingersoll-Rand and B.A.S.F. After graduating from William Paterson College he settled into his career as a civilian contractor working for various government offices including Singer-Kearfott and Picatinny Arsenal. In late 1985 he relocated to Hawthorne, Calif., where he worked at the Hughes Aircraft Building in El Segundo, Calif. From 1988 through 1989 he landed a temporary transfer to Indianapolis, Ind., and then continued his residence and work in Hawthorne, Calif. Upon the closing of Hughes Aircraft he was transferred to Washington, D.C., and lived out his life in Sterling, Va. Norm was passionate about achieving higher education levels for himself and took great interest in the progression of science and technology. He was an avid fan of science fiction, particularly the â€œStar Warsâ€ lineage and, yes, he was a first generation â€œTrekkie.â€ During his employment at Picatinny Arsenal he played on and captained an interdepartmental volleyball team with great success to all those who participated. During the 1970s and early 1980s he was in active member with a social sciences and historical group consisting of William Paterson College alumni. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Turner, of Sterling, Va., and her two daughters, Nancy and Junelle; his son, Norman F. Tiemann III of Sandyston; and lifelong friend Robert Crum, of Hopatcong. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Interment will be in the Branchville Cemetery following the service. Online condolences may be made at www.woodfuneralhome.net.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 10, 2013