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Norman E. Gottschalk Jr.

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Norman E. Gottschalk Jr. Obituary
Norman E. Gottschalk Jr., 73, died surrounded by his family Sunday, June 18, 2017, after suffering unexpected complications from surgery. The retired chief executive officer of Butler, Pa. headquartered Marmon/Keystone and O'Hara Township resident, Gottschalk grew the company from eight locations to 61 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Gottschalk was at the helm of Marmon/Keystone in 2008, when Warren Buffett purchased 60 percent of the distributor's parent company, Marmon Holdings Inc. for $4.5 billion. Gottschalk stepped down from the role in 2014. Gottschalk served as chairman of Metals Service Center Institute in 2007, was a past director of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors and was named 1999 Service Center Executive of the Year by Metal Center News. In 2012, Gottschalk was the recipient of Robert Morris University's Heritage Award, the highest award for distinguished achievement that brings honor upon the school. Norman loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Gottschalk Carb. He is survived by Patricia Koehler Gottschalk, of O'Hara Township; his wife of 54 years; son, Norman E. Gottschalk III (Melissa), of Zelienople; son, Charles Gottschalk, of Shadyside; daughter, Lisa Gordon, of Sewickley Heights; grandson, Brett Carb; granddaughter, Abby Verret (David); granddaughter, Elizabeth Coslov (Jesse); grandson, David Gordon; granddaughter, Ashley Gottschalk, and grandson, Norman Gottschalk IV; granddaughter, Megan Gottschalk; and great-grandson, Ari Coslov. He is also survived by sister, Marlene Lewis (Raymond), of Sharpsburg, and brother, Bernard Gottschalk (Connie), of Wilmington, Del.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church, O'Hara Township.
Donations may be sent to the Salvation Army in Tarentum.
Published in The Herald from June 20 to June 22, 2017
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