MIAMI, Fla. — Norman Eugene Legins, 80, passed away on Feb. 5, 2014, after a long illness.
He was a son of Jean and Ignatz Legins, Nanticoke.
After graduation from Nanticoke High School, he entered the U.S. Navy and served from 1952 to 1956 as a 2nd class petty officer on six aircraft carriers. Working in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean, he worked in a jet fighter squadron. He was a surivor of an explosion in 1954 aboard aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Bennington.
Norm was a graduate of Penn State University with an electrical engineering degree and was hired by the CIA to serve 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, Fla., 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.
Norm had two siblings, Patricia Legins Fairbank, Connecticut, and Kenneth Legins, Maine; a beloved daughter, Deidre Baird, Saskatchewan, Canada; two nieces, three nephews, two grandchildren; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. He also left behind his good friend of 30 years, Robert "Rocky" Rochfort, in Miami, who helped him throughout his many months of illness.
Military funeral services and blessing services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 10 a.m. till time of services.