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N. Norman "Sonny" Schutzman

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N. Norman "Sonny" Schutzman Obituary
N. Norman "Sonny" Schutzman

Age 95, of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 30, 2016. "Sonny" was born in Wilmington on July 20, 1920 to Isador and Ida Schutzman. He graduated the University of Delaware in 1941 and then joined the US Army where he served as an officer in Bora Bora and Europe. In 1948, he volunteered to serve in the Israeli Army during the War for Independence. Upon his return to Wilmington, he owned and operated several successful businesses over the following 60 years.

He was active in the Jewish community throughout his life. Sonny served as the president of Congregation Beth Shalom and the Jewish Community Center, brought the Melton Adult Education Program to Wilmington and helped establish the endowment program of the Jewish Federation.

He married his wife, the former Helen Tomases, in 1951 and died two days before their 65th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife he is survived by three children and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Friday, April 1, 2016 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1801 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802. Shiva will be observed 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 2 at Congregation Beth Shalom and 7:00 pm, Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4 at the home of Daniel Schutzman. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018.


Published in The News Journal on Apr. 1, 2016
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