Frederick Jack Norman was born on January 25, 1924 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the son of Violet Gladys and Ernest Leslie Norman. He died Thursday, August 5, 2010, in Oklahoma City at the age of 86. He grew up in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Seattle. On July 25, 1953, he married Gwinn Pattee Allenberg, and together they had seven children. Later in life he married Suzy Case. At age 18 he became a naturalized American citizen and joined the US Army Air Corps. He navigated 35 missions in a B-17 in WWII. He also flew numerous search and rescue missions during the Korean conflict, was a chief meteorologist for the Strategic Air Command, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He graduated with a meteorology degree from Texas A&M in 1962. While working for the National Weather Service in Tampa, Florida, he became a television meteorologist. He worked as the chief meteorologist for KOCO channel 5 from 1972 to 1987. He was preceded in death by Gwinn; Suzy; daughter, Kathleen; and grandsons, Roger Flippo Jr. and Benjamin Gray. He is survived by daughters: Maryanne Flippo of Broken Arrow, OK; Nancy Gray of Duncan, OK; sons: Dr. Charles Norman of Williamsburg, VA; Lloyd Norman of Edmond, OK; Bryan Norman PHD of Pittsburgh, PA; Dale Norman of Houston, TX; 16 grandchildren; and his dog, Snoopy.A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Vondel L. Smith & Sons Funeral Home (13125 N. MacArthur) at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2010. Viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 7, 2010
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